On Sunday, September 3, Atlanta’s Piedmont Park held the 6th annual Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The cultural event was 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. Singer/Songwriter Sevyn Streeter made a special appearance in receipt of receiving the 2017 Humanitarian Award; Transgender actress and model Amiyah Scott made her festival debut as she received the Legacy Award; additional honorees included Atlanta’s own black gay icon Niesha Dupree, presented by actor and model Miss Lawrence.
YouTube sensation and performer Todrick Hall and HIV activist Deondre Moore attended the Pure Heat Community Festival on behalf of Positively Fearless, a movement from Janssen Therapeutics that aims to educate and help empower Black gay and bisexual men to be “positively fearless” when it comes to HIV – from getting tested and accepting a diagnosis, to sharing their status, to seeking care, to finding a treatment that is the right fit, and sticking to it. To learn more, visit www.positivelyfearless.com.
For more information on the Pure Heat Community Festival visit: pureheatcommunityfestival.com. For information on Atlanta Black Gay Pride for women visit atlantaprideweekend.com, for men visit rockstarsproduction.com.
Photo Credit: Marcus Ingram