State of Black Gay America Summit takes stock; workshops empower; and stars shine at tonight’s events

Black Gay Pride empowers, energizes

Today’s events for Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the world’s largest celebration of its kind, begin with a focus on community.

The State of Black Gay America Summit features Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, and many other leaders and activists.

In the Life Atlanta’s Saturday schedule includes a range of empowering workshops, plus a film festival and literary café.

You can also head to Pride at Six Flags to party, picnic and test your bravery (and your stomach) on the park’s multiple roller coasters.

Black Gay Pride nightlife turns up the heat today with appearances by Amber Rose, Niki Minaj, Goapele and maybe Lil Kim.

Check out this list so you can plan your events for today:

In the Life Atlanta
Loews Hotel
1065 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309

• Health Expo, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Workshops, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Community Luncheon, 12-1:30 p.m.
• Pool Party, 2-6 p.m., location TBA
• “See Us In the Life” Film Festival, 2:30-6:30 p.m.
• Literary Café, 2:30-5 p.m.

Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse
991 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta GA 30309

• Aaron Powell signs “Behind Concrete Doors,” 5 p.m.
• Nikki Rashan signs “Cyber Case,” 7 p.m.
• Timothy Michael Carson signs “When the Truth Lies,” 9 p.m.

State of Black Gay America Summit
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
3405 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

Pride at Six Flags and White Water
Admission $30; including meal $40
Unlimited picnic 3-5 p.m.

Traxx Atlanta ‘Pure Heat’

Traxx Atlanta’s WET-HIM Contest
Hosted by Amber Rose
2-8 p.m. at ER Lounge
84 12th St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Traxx Nightclub
10 p.m.-6 a.m.
1287 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
Nicki Minaj performing live
$1,000 Hot Body Contest
The Jay-Cette Competition with DJ Se7en

Traxx Girls ‘Pure Heat’

MBanks/RRivers Annual Pride Basketball Tournament
1-7 p.m.
Chastain Memorial Park Gymnasium
140 West Wieuca Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
Children and families welcome

Atlanta WETher celebrity block party
3-8:30 p.m. at Primal
960 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30309
MC battle, Legendary Wet-T competition
Hosted by Amber Rose

The Legendary Traxx Girls “Big Bang Event”
10 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
Georgia Freight Depot
1 MLK Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
Nicki Minaj performing live

Grown Folks TakeOver Secret Party (25 and older)
Time: TBA at Club Inferno
393 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30313

Xplosion Entertainment’s ‘Peach Fever’

Live concert by Goapele and her full band and after party
Hosted by Queen Sheba
Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Opening acts are Sarafina plus the DollDaze
CW Lofts
1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Wassup N ATL ‘Manual Labor’

Lil Kim performs live
9 p.m.-3 a.m. at Vita-Buckhead
2110 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309

Girls in the Night ‘Femme-Nomen-Non’

The Infamous Hot Body Competition & Family Feud
2-8 p.m. at Compound
1008 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Hosted by Mother Rain Moulin
Hershebar: Labor Day Edition
10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Velvet Room
3358 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341

The Lion’s Den ‘Southern Xplosion’

Wet Dream Pool Party
4 p.m.-midnight
at the “Play Boi Mansion”
Private residence, undisclosed location