Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ annual pride completed their annual weekend celebration with the 3rd Annual Pure Heat Community Festival. The festival included a special award presentation to Grammy Award winning singer, Faith Evans. A number of celebrities including, Tameka Raymond, Claudia Jordan & Gary Hayes (Rickey Smiley Morning Show); Towanda Braxton, and Chyna (WeTV LA Hair) came out to support the LGBTQ community.
Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen and Rashad Burgess presented Faith Evans with the 2014 Humanitarian Award. R&B group Havok Jones serenaded Faith Evans with a cover of her classic, “Soon As I Get Home”. The festival didn’t just stop with music, but also featured female impersonator CiCi; a Greek Stroll Competition; Hair Battles and the crowd favorite, J-Sette Competition. The Pure Heat Community Festival also brought awareness to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, and which advocated campaigns towards human rights, education, health & wellness, and homelessness.
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