*The country’s leading LGBTIQ annual Pride extravaganza, Atlanta Black Gay Pride, is gearing up for it’s annual celebration. 2016 marks it’s 20th year celebration with a roaring line-up occurring during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Atlanta Black Gay Pride
Atlanta Black Gay Pride
This year promises to be a blowout with an exciting entertainment line-up that includes singer K. Michelle, rappers Trina, Remy Ma and Cardi B, super model Eva Pigford and reality-tv stars Trina Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Mimi Faust, Ariane Davis, Karli Redd and Dedra Allen.
A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities will benefit homeless LGBT youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS.
This year’s convention offers a variety of cultural, educational, and entertainment activities designed for all participants. Daily activities will include film screenings, educational panels/forums, workshops, counseling sessions, day parties, comedy showcases, booze cruise and so much more.
The host hotel, “The Georgian Terrace” in midtown serves as the epicenter for lodging, convention and general Atlanta information needs.
Pride nightlife events will take place in many of Atlanta’s premiere venues. Atlanta Black Gay Pride organizers, in conjunction with the mayor’s office and the Atlanta Police Department (APD), have taken extra precautions to ensure that all convention participants have a safe and enjoyable weekend in the great Peach state.
The five-day celebration will kick off with a pride welcome reception at Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313) on Thursday, September 1st. The welcome reception will be hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III (Senior Pastor, “The Vision Church”, Executive Director, The Vision Community Foundation) and The Gentleman’s Foundation Founders Gee and Juan Session-Smalls.
On Sunday, September 4, Piedmont Park will showcase the 5th annual Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The multi-cultural event will be equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways – all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. The Pure Heat Community Festival is a front seat into a spectacular gathering of minority LGBTIQ people and their allies in the heart of Atlanta.
“Atlanta Black Gay Pride is a dynamic opportunity to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the LGBTQI community. 2016 promises to be even greater than previous years” says Traxx Girls founder, Melissa Scott.
“Atlanta Black Pride provides an exceptional platform to connect the LBGT community and its allies globally.
Black Pride serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of social ills specific to our community and potential solutions.
Equally important, this celebration provides an opportunity to recognize our cultural differences and vast accomplishments, says Rockstars Production founder, JuJu Rock.
For more information on the Pure Heat Community Festival visit: pureheatcommunityfestival.com. For information on parties for women visit http://www.atlantaprideweekend.com, for parties for men visit rockstarsproduction.com
About Atlanta Black Gay Pride
Atlanta, Georgia has the largest and most diverse African-American Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) populations in the United States. The 16-year old Black Pride celebration has been ranked as the most attended Black pride event in the country and generates more than $1 million in revenue for metro Atlanta.