Updated: Sep 8
Gaye Magazine celebrated Atlanta Black Gay Pride weekend with the gayes at the 2021 Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park! The 9th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity" was equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways - all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision.
In partnership with The Vision Community Foundation, a portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities are used to benefit homeless LGBTQ+ youth and those impacted from HIV/AIDS.
Our team got to meet some of our loyal gayes in the park and we evem chopped it up with a few celebrities, such as Sidney Starr, Bobby Lytes, EJ King just to name a few. If you missed this year's festivities, we have graciously provided an in depth recap of all that took place!
The Pure Heat Community Festival was hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess, Melissa “DJ M” Scott and Julius "JuJu" James. This year’s festival honored veteran hip-hop artist and two-time Grammy award-nominee, Da Brat, and her fiancé Jesseca “Judy” Dupart, the multi-millionaire business owner and CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products. Brat received the Legacy Award and Judy received the Trailblazer Award.