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ATL Black Pride Announce 2023 Line-Up - Includes Saucy Santana, Sexyy Red, Fendi Da Rappa & More!

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Labor Day Weekend Just Got A Lot Hotter!

On Tuesday, the Vision Community Foundation, Traxx Girls Inc. and Rockstars Production announced the return of Atlanta Black Pride Weekend. This year's line-up will include Hip-hop artists like Saucy Santana, Sexyy Redd, Fendi Da Rappa and more which will take place on Thursday, August 31st through Monday, September 4th of this year.

The 5-day celebration will kick off on Thursday at the Atlanta City Hall with an opening reception from the City of Atlanta and Mayor Andre Dickson. Attendees can expect to see panels, workshops, day parties and many counseling sessions for the community. But the fun doesn't stop there, participants will get to experience a comedy showcase, a booze cruise and more Atlanta night venues as well.

"The City of Atlanta is committed to the fair treatment of...lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer residents and visitors," began Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickson.

He continued, "I am proud to stand with and celebrate the contributions of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community...We will keep equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of everything we do. As the LGBTQ capital of the South, and the epicenter of culture and influence, we work every day to ensure that we are moving Atlanta forward."

PhotoCredit: NbcNews/MayorAndreDickson

On Friday, September 1st the second annual Black Excellence Influencer dinner will take place at the Starling Hotel, presented by Rockstars Production and Traxx Girls Inc. This experience will honor some of the biggest LGBT influencers in the music industry and the Atlanta community. Followed by a fundraiser to benefit Atlanta Black Pride that will help celebrate the impact of each honoree.

ATL 2023 Black Excellence Honorees:

-EJ King (Celebrity Stylist )

-Michael Jonvier (Blogger )

-Simone Tisci (Makeup Artist)

-Derek J (Tv Host )

-King (Officer)

-Dedrick Tillerson (Business Consultant)

-Gocha Hawkins ( Chef )

-Tori Cooper ( Journalist )

-Alie Redd (Doctor)

-Earl D. Fowlkes Jr. (C.E.O)

-Reggie Thomas

-Saucy Santana (Rapper)

-David Graves

On Sunday, September 3, the 11th annual Pure Heat Community Festival will be held at Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Expect a gathering of hundreds in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies in the heart of Atlanta.

For Labor weekend rapper Big Freedia will receive the annual ICON award at the 2023 festival. The cultural festival will bring together food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways, all designed to lift the spirit of community, pride, and vision.

Atlanta Black Pride welcomes all identifying genders to participate in all events. A portion of proceeds from the weekend's festivities will benefit homeless LGBTQ+ youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS via The Vision Community Foundation. Take advantage of all 5 days to embrace your blackness and queerness.

To learn more about Atlanta Black Pride Weekend. Visit and


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