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Werk! Evolution Project’s Youth Ballroom Awards brings out best in competition, education

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Can you walk the walk and talk the talk?

That's what the second annual Evolution Project's Youth Ballroom Awards is intending to find out with some 100 participants expected to compete in dozens of categories from School Boy, Pretty Boy, thug realness, Face, Transman Realness and even the hottest in sneaker fashion.

The ball is Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6-11 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

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Atlanta’s State of Black Gay America Summit, Emory researcher to receive Esteem Awards

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The State of Black Gay America Summit, held each year during Atlanta's Black Gay Pride, will receive an Esteem Award in "recognition of [its] service to the African American and LGBT communities."

The State of Black Gay America, founded by community activist Darlene Hudson and Gregory Allen, the president and CEO of Xtreme Entertainment, is receiving a "Special Recognition" honor.

Patrick Kelly, an activist and clinical research interviewer at Emory Univeristy's Hope Vaccine Center, is also honored with the "Outstanding Service, Male" award.