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Atlanta Black Pride 2016: 7 can't-miss events

There are so many things to do in Atlanta during Labor Day weekend. Atlanta Black Pride offers some of your best options.

Kicking off this week, events created to celebrate and educate minority members of the LGBT community on important social topics will extend into next week, with staples such as the PureHeat Community Festival taking place this weekend.

In the Life AtlantaTraxx Girls and Queendom are among the organizations that will be hosting Pride events throughout the week.

Here are seven can’t-miss events to attend:

Social Justice Discussion - Our Lives Matter

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“This discussion will focus on how LGBTQ communities of color are often a vulnerable population, yet a key and robust contributor to the fabric of families and the nation,” Terrence Stewart, director of marketing said via email.

8:30 am. Sept. 2. Free. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta. Inthelifeatlanta.org.

Transgender Empowerment

Learn about lobbying and Title IX from a transgender lens during this session.

2 p.m. Sept. 2. Free. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta. Inthelifeatlanta.org.

Health & Wellness Expo

The 20th Atlanta Black Gay Pride Health Fair aims to promote connections between healthcare providers, businesses, non-profit organizations and consumers.

10 a.m. Sept. 3. Free. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta. Inthelifeatlanta.org.

Literary Café

Hear from LGBT authors during a literary café that will be held at Einstein’s.

2 p.m. Sept. 3. Free. Einstein’s, 1077 Juniper St., Atlanta. Inthelifeatlanta.org.

Pureheat Community Festival

This annual community festival will bring reality tv stars and musicians to Piedmont Park. K. Michelle will co-headline the Pureheat Community Festival with Trina and Towanda Braxton and Atlanta rapper Young Dro.

Noon. Sept. 4. Free. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. Pureheatcommunityfestival.com.

Mansion Elan Party        

Traxx Girls, Queendom Atlanta and Pure Heat Atlanta are teaming up to deliver a party hosted by Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars Mimi Faust, Ariane Davis and Karlie Redd. Bring Atlanta Black Pride weekend to an end on a high note at this event.

9 p.m. Sept. 4. Mansion Elan, 3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta. Queendomatlanta.com.

Saturday Day Live

Bre-Z, aka Freda Gatz from FOX’s hit television show “Empire” will host a rooftop day party at Suite Lounge on Sept. 3.

2 p.m. Sept. 3. $20. Suite Lounge, 375 Luckie St., Atlanta. Queendomatlanta.com.

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