Atlanta's Black Gay Pride, which fancies itself the world's largest black gay pride event, is filled with workshops, parties, dinners, music, fashion, and more, all aimed at celebrating and empowering the LGBTQ community. Be sure to check out the first-ever Mr. and Miss Atlanta Black Gay Pride (Fri., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech) then head over to the J Setting competition (Fri., Aug. 30, 10 p.m., 595 North). Brandy headlines the Pure Heat Community Festival (Sun., Sept. 1, noon-8 p.m., Piedmont Park). Black Gay Pride has undergone a complete overhaul in leadership this year and features a lot of changes and new events. Check out www.inthelifeatlanta.org to stay up to date.