Black Gay Pride kicks off with welcome reception at civil rights center [PHOTOS]

The Vision Community Foundation and The Gentlemen's Foundation Inc. hosted a Black Gay Pride welcome reception at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Thursday evening, which seems to be the place to be this week.

Spotted making appearances at the shindig were writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk (“Blackbird”), Derek J and Miss Lawrence from Bravo's “Fashion Queens” and radio and TV personality (and former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” castmember) Claudia Jordan, who all star in a PSA by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called Testing Makes Us Stronger.

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell was also in attendance to officially welcome visitors to the city of Atlanta, playfully warning everyone that if they have to get in trouble this weekend, at least make it “good trouble.” Juan and Gee Session-Smalls of The Gentlemen's Foundatoin then led a live version of their web series “Ask Juan & Gee.”

Check out our photo gallery from the event below!

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