Pure Heat Community Festival Postponed to 2021

The Pure Heat Community Festival has been postponed due to COVID-19. The festival, which was scheduled for Sunday, September 6 in Piedmont Park during the annual Atlanta Black Gay Pride celebration, will be ...
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Black Gay Pride to include Piedmont Park festival

Black Gay Pride in Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park has long been a popular Sunday destination for Black Gay Pride revelers seeking a break from the hectic party schedule of the annual Labor Day Weekend celebration.

Now what began as an organic, informal gathering will become an organized event on the Black Gay Pride schedule.

This year, for the first time, there will be a “Pure Heat Community Festival” in Piedmont Park to include live entertainment, HIV testing, vendors and more.

The event will be sponsored by Traxx Girls and the Vision Community Foundation, a program of the Vision Church. Led by Bishop O.C. Allen — whose partner, Rashad Burgess, is the CDC’s Chief Capacity Branch Director of HIV/AIDS, STD & Tuberculosis — the Vision Church is an affirming congregation that welcomes LGBT worshippers.