Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The 2015 Gentlemen’s Ball was held over the weekend in Atlanta, GA. The black-tie affair recognizes individuals who have made an impact within the LGBT community and others who have contributed towards equality for all.

This year’s honorees included acclaimed filmmaker, Patrik-Ian Polk; Congressman John Lewis; PR rockstar, Vaughn Alvarez; and others. Karamo Brown of HuffPost Live and RHOA star Cynthia Bailey served as this year’s hosts.

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Hosts – Cynthia Bailey and Karamo Brown

In addition to the awards presentation, R&B songstress Algebra Blessett graced the stage with a sultry performance. Other notables in attendance were celebrity hairstylists Derek J (Bravo’s Fashion Queens) and Terrence Davidson.

One of the evening highlights was The City of Atlanta’s recognition of event founders, Juan and Gee Sessions-Smalls, for their outstanding service to the minority LGBT community.

Check out a few more pics below:

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Blackbird actor and presenter Julian Walker

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Honoree Vaughn Alvarez

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Honoree Patrik Ian-Polk