Princess Love And Ray J, Demetria McKinney & Milan Christopher Attend Atlanta’s Pure Heat Community Festival
Atlanta’s 7th annual Pure Heat Community Festival also known as a free “day of unity”, took place this weekend at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. This year’s festival included special award presentations to Ray J Norwood who was given the Humanitarian Award with his daughter Melody Norwood and wife Princess Love by his side.
V103 Atlanta host, Miss Sophia was given the Legacy Award….
singer/actress Demetria McKinney was also given the Humanitarian Award…
and rapper/TV Personality Milan Christopher was given the IMPACT Award.
The free cultural event is 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 LGBT youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS.
This year the event was hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess and Melissa “DJ M” Scott and featured live performances by Bre-Z (“Empire”),
Akbar V, D Woods and Shanell, Estelita, Trent Crews and more.
2017 festival honoree actress Amiyah Scott returned to encourage fans to tune-into “Star” season 3 on Fox.
Additional notable VIP’s in attendance included Sonja Norwood, Dr. Heavenly, Shekinah Anderson, Kore Stacks, Trinity Kardashian-Bonet and more.
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Milan Christopher was ecstatic to accept his award after previously being berated with homophobic slurs on social media.
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No Words can describe how it feels to have the Mayor & the City of Atlanta to recognize me & giving me the most influential & impactful black lgbt artist award, after having a very trying week of homophobic Slurs & being broken down. Getting this award from my own community in front of over 30,000 people & on Fox News was one of the most amazing experiences & the reason why I will never stop doing what I do. One day as a black openly gay artist maybe @glaad @humanrightscampaign & @lalgbtcenter Vanguard will be more inclusive in recognizing all that I do for the LGBT community & black lgbt in Black culture. But until then I want to thank The Atlanta Pride committee @4evervaughn, the Mayor & the city of Atlanta & all of its LGBT community for this award & such a amazing & humbling experience. This was Something I will never forget! Thank you @pureheatcommunityfestival #MilanChristopher