2017 ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE ANNOUNCES LABOR DAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE , ARTIST LINE UP,6TH PURE HEAT COM
Celebration Artist line-up includes Cardi B, Sevyn Streeter, Keyshia Cole, Keke Palmer, Todrick Hall, Lil Mo', Karlie Redd, Trina Braxton, Lil Kim, Melissa Scott, Dondria Nicole, Brandon Karson and more!
Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country's leading LGBTQ annual pride marks it’s 21st year celebration with a roaring line-up occurring during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This year promises to be a blowout with an exciting entertainment line-up that includes Cardi B, Sevyn Streeter, Lil Kim, Keke Palmer, Todrick Hall and more. A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities will benefit homeless LGBT youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS via The Vision Community Foundation. This years 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, a booze cruise and so much more. The host hotel, The Georgian Terrace, 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 Pride organizers, in conjunction with the Mayor’s office and the Atlanta Police Department, have taken extra precautions to ensure that all convention participants have a safe and enjoyable weekend in the great peach state. The 2017 Atlanta Black Gay Pride takes on a special meaning this year as many patrons mourn the recent unfortunate loss of Atlanta's own transgender woman, Miss Tee Tee Dangerfield. The five day celebration will kick off with a pride welcome reception at ALIBI Opium Atlanta (960 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309) on Thursday, August 31st at 6pm. The welcome reception will be hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III (Senior Pastor, “The Vision Church”, Executive Director, The Vision Community Foundation) and Traxx Girls, Inc and Rockstars Production ("Labor Day Rock"). On Sunday, September 3, Atlanta's Piedmont Park will showcase the 6th annual Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The 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 LGBTQ people and their allies in the heart of Atlanta. The festival will include special award presentations to to rapper Cardi B and singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter. YouTube sensation Todrick Hall, along with HIV activist Deondre Moore, will appear at the Pure Heat Community Festival on behalf of Positively Fearless, a movement that celebrates the bravery that brings people living with HIV together. Positively Fearless aims to educate and empower Black gay and bisexual men to speak up, support each other and take charge of their health by getting tested, sharing their status, seeking care, finding the appropriate treatment with their healthcare provider, and sticking to it. "Atlanta Black Gay Pride is a dynamic opportunity to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the LGBT community. 2017 promises to be even greater than previous years," says Traxx Girls Inc. 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. The 3rd Annual Queer Black Film Festival (#QBFF) returns during Atlanta Black Gay Pride 2017, presented by The Vision Community Foundation and filmmakers Courtney Walter & Onyx Keesha. The film festival takes place Friday, September 1st - Sunday September 3rd at The Georgian Terrace Hotel. The festival is a celebration of films and filmmakers of the african diaspora, who identify as LGBTQ. This years film festival features an actors workshop by casting director Rhavynn Drummer ("Tyler Perry's The Haves And The Have Nots"). Tickets for Drummer's workshop can be purchased at https://rhavynndrummerworkshop.eventbrite.com. Additionally, This year's film festival also features the feature film debut by director Davien Harlis "Red Carpet Hashtags & Heartbreak" and "Parallel" a documentary by filmmaker B. Danielle Watkins. For the complete schedule visit: https://www.facebook.com/QueerBlack or email: Queerblackfilm@gmail.com. For more information on the Pure Heat Community Festival visit: pureheatcommunityfestival.com. For information on parties for women visit atlantaprideweekend.com, for parties for men visit rockstarsproduction.com. # # #