Pure Heat Community festival

Pure Heat Community Festival

The first-ever sanctioned Sunday in the park during Atlanta’s yearly Black Gay Pride festival put on by Traxx Girls and Pure Heat Entertainment on Sept. 2, 2012. Sunday in Piedmont Park had traditionally been an unoffcial event during Black Gay Pride, but for 2012, vendors were invited to participate and entertainment was presented throughout the day. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

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Pure Heat Community Festival part 2

Pure Heat Community Festival

Pure Heat Community Festival

Pure Heat Community Festival

The first-ever sanctioned Sunday in the park during Atlanta’s yearly Black Gay Pride festival put on by Traxx Girls and Pure Heat Entertainment on Sept. 2, 2012. Sunday in Piedmont Park had traditionally been an unoffcial event during Black Gay Pride, but for 2012, vendors were invited to participate and entertainment was presented throughout the day. (Photos by Brent Corcoran/RNZ Photography)

Black Gay Pride marketplace at the Melia Hotel

Black Gay Pride community market at Melia Hotel

Black Gay Pride community market at Melia Hotel

Black Gay Pride community market at Melia Hotel

The Melia Hotel was the official host hotel and home of Black Gay Pride’s community marketplace during the Labor Day Weekend fest from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. Vendors and nonprofits set up shop to sell their wares and give information to the festival’s attendees. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

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Friday night at Jungle with Wassupnatl

Wassupnatl Friday night bash at Jungle

Wassupnatl Friday night bash at Jungle

Wassupnatl Friday night bash at Jungle

Local promoter Wassupnatl held the Blatino Awards at Atlanta’s Jungle nightclub as part of Labor Day Weekend’s Black Gay Pride festivities on Friday, Aug. 31. The awards were followed by a screening of “Revealed” and a live performance by Elite Noel. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

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2012 State of Black Gay America summit

State of Black Gay America summit

State of Black Gay America summit

State of Black Gay America summit

The sixth annual State of Black Gay America Summit over Labor Day weekend covered a broad range of topics over the course of the day on Sept. 1 — from HIV prevention medicines and the need for volunteers in vaccine research to the specifics of the Affordable Care Act to how much money does it cost to run an effective campaign in Atlanta and Georgia. The conference was held at the  (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

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Black Gay Pride kick-off party

Black Gay Pride kickoff party

Black Gay Pride kickoff party

Black Gay Pride kickoff party

Hundreds packed into XS Ultra Lounge on Thursday, Aug. 30, for a Welcome to Atlanta party to kick off Black Gay Pride. Hosted by Traxx Atlanta, Traxx Girls and the GA Voice, the club was packed with visitors from around the country gearing up for the largest Black Gay Pride in the country with numerous parties and events taking place over Labor Day weekend. Patrons were also treated to free Remy Martin drinks and the DJs had the men and women strutting and swaying on the dance floor. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

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Traxx Flashback J-Sette Competition

Traxx Flashback J-Sette Competition

Traxx Flashback J-Sette Competition

Traxx Flashback J-Sette Competition

XS Ultra Lounge hosted the Traxx Flashback J-Sette Competition Saturday, Sept. 1 as part of the annual Black Gay Pride festival held in Atlanta during Labor Day Weekend. (Photos by Brent Corcoran/RNZ Photography)

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Wassupnatl with Fantasia

Wassupnatl with Fantasia

Wassupnatl with Fantasia

Wassupnatl with Fantasia

Wassupnatl held “The Vita Rebirth” with special guest and former American Idol winner Fantasia as part of Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride festival during Labor Day Weekend after her successful show in 2010. This time, however, Fantasia mingled with guests and shared intimate moments in the setting of the Nest as part of the official after-party for her concert on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Labor Day Music Festival at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. (Photos by Brent Rence Corcoran/RNZ Photography)

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