Patrick Saunders

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Patrick Saunders is a reporter and editor with extensive experience in digital and print journalism covering community affairs, social justice, politics and public health for two of the largest LGBTQ publications in the South. He is a subject matter expert and trusted authority on LGBTQ issues in Georgia.

Gender nonconforming person beaten, puppy stolen in Midtown

An armed robber pistol-whipped a 53-year-old gender nonconforming person in his Midtown home last month then stole the victim's puppy. The suspect is still...

Atlanta at center of jump in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes

Two-thirds of the 28 anti-LGBTQ hate crimes reported in Georgia by the FBI in 2020 occurred in metro Atlanta. The number of overall hate crimes...

Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues

With less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city...

Nondiscrimination policy debate stirs up Tucker elections

The two-year-long battle to get an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Tucker has residents ready to take out their frustrations on candidates and elected officials...

Gay Atlanta couple takes over longtime Atlantic Station eatery

Longtime Atlantic Grill patrons Sean Bishop and Reggie Stotts loved the restaurant so much, they bought it. Now the couple is in the process of...

Fulton library renamed for LGBTQ pioneer Joan Garner

Beloved community organizer and former Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner was immortalized on Monday with the renaming of the Ponce de Leon Library in...

LGBTQ corporate trainer takes on incumbent for city council

One of 11 openly LGBTQ candidates running for Atlanta City Council in November, corporate trainer and neighborhood advocate Jason Hudgins is the sole challenger...

CDC awards $5 million to metro Atlanta counties to fight HIV

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control & Prevention earmarked $5 million to four metro Atlanta counties as part of a national effort to end...

Democratic socialist wants to be South Fulton’s first LGBTQ mayor

South Fulton’s first LGBTQ city councilmember wants to become its first LGBTQ mayor. Khalid Kamau said it would mean more to happen in what...

Gay Atlanta HGTV star lands Discovery+ show ‘Mind for Design’

Gay Atlanta designer Brian Patrick Flynn is best known for his work on HGTV’s sweepstakes competitions “Urban Oasis” and “Dream Home.” Now he’s nabbed...

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