Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ annual pride completed their annual weekend celebration with the 3rd Annual Pure Heat Community Festival. The festival put on by The Vision Community Foundation featured a special award presentation to Grammy Award winning songstress, Faith Evans.  A host of celebrities including,Tameka Raymond (VH1 Atlanta Exes); Claudia Jordan & Gary Hayes (Rickey Smiley Morning Show); Towanda Braxton (WeTV Braxton Family Values) and Chyna (WeTV LA Hair) all came out to show their support to the LGBTQ community.

Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen (The Vision Church of Atlanta) and Rashad Burgess presented Faith Evans with the 2014 Humanitarian Award. New singing sensation Havok Jones serenaded Faith Evans with a cover her classic, “Soon As I Get Home”. Additional activities included: female impersonator CiCi; Greek Stroll Competition; Hair Battles and the crowd favorite, J-Sette Competition. The Pure Heat Community Festival also brought awareness to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, and which advocated campaigns towards human rights, education, health & wellness, and homelessness.

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Honoree Faith Evans rocking the crowd with her classics


Braxton Family Values  star Towanda Braxton greeting fans


L.A. Hair  star Chyna with SHEEN Magazine crew

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RHOA and star of Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Claudia Jordan


Member of R&B group, Havok Jones saluting Faith Evans in song

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Atlanta Exes  star Tameka Raymond


Faith Evans receiving award from Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen

Photo Credits: MyHart Entertainment; Ariel Field; TraxxGirls; Miko Evans