Ray J was among several recording artists honored at the 7th Annual Pure Heat Community Festival this past Sunday (September 2). The celebrity father’s wife, Princess Love, and daughter, Melody Love Norwood, were present to give Ray J loads of support.
Every year, Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess, Melissa “DJ M” Scott, and others work to shed light on the sad truth of a significant number of homeless youth in the LGBT community. Some of the young men and women have been forced to live in the streets after being kicked out of the family home by parents who refused to accept their children’s sexual preferences. The Pure Heat Community Festival serves as a ray of hope to what would be helpless youth.
As author Gary Gates explains, “While we would all like to see an end to homelessness among all youth, it is encouraging to see how many providers are not only willing to serve LGBT youth, but recognize the unique challenges that they face. Finding additional resources to address those challenges will be critical to solving these difficult problems.” What better place to address the problem of homelessness among LGBTQ youth than in Atlanta, where Gay Pride is more of a culture than an event?
“Atlanta Black Gay Pride is a dynamic opportunity to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the LGBT community. People from all over come to this city to celebrate themselves and others and its truly beautiful. I’ve witnessed the growth and development of our community each year and 2018 promises to be even greater than previous years,” Melissa Scott of Traxx Girls, Inc. says.
JuJu Rock, Production founder of Rockstars, also chimes in saying, “Atlanta Black Gay Pride provides an exceptional platform to connect the LBGT community and its allies globally. This celebration provides an opportunity to recognize our cultural differences and vast accomplishments.”
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