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.

Ga. Senate candidate defends anti-LGBT record: ‘I love homosexuals’

Sabrina McKenzie – a self-described 'dancing preacher' and candidate for Georgia Senate – has a long history of opposing LGBTQ equality and same-sex marriage, but insists that she 'loves homosexuals.'

LGBTQ Atlanta celebrates, candidates stump for votes at HRC gala

The gay glitterati was out in full force Saturday night for the 31st Annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction as a packed ballroom heard about the organization's work, honored local LGBTQ groups and addressed the Trump Administration's anti-LGBT effort.

Atlanta mayor appoints gay liaison, names LGBTQ advisory board

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appointed a full-time LGBTQ liaison and announced the members of an LGBTQ Advisory Board on Friday, a day before she speaks at the HRC gala in downtown Atlanta.

College president to transphobic perpetrator: ‘You are not Spelman’

The day after a third anti-LGBT note was found on campus, Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell had a stern message for the perpetrator: “You are not Spelman.”

Gay attorney gets Victory Fund endorsement in Georgia House race

Victory Fund, the organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ candidates, has endorsed Matthew Wilson, a gay Democrat hoping to unseat a Republican incumbent in a competitive Georgia House race.

Atlanta mayor creates LGBTQ advisory board, inclusion office

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — who embraced LGBT issues during her campaign — is turning to putting those promises into concrete actions, announcing the creation of a new office of diversity and inclusion and an LGBTQ advisory board.

DeKalb State Court Judge Mike Jacobs comes out as LGBT

Former state lawmaker and current DeKalb County State Court Judge Mike Jacobs has come out as LGBT. He is now reportedly the first openly LGBT trial judge in DeKalb.

Atlanta pundit rants against evil gays, tolerance

Finding ridiculous things that Atlanta's own WSB radio host Erick Erickson says is easy. This time, he's arguing for the right of businesses to discriminate against gays. Because that's not insane.

A cheat sheet to surviving your un-gay Thanksgiving

You've decided to go home for Thanksgiving with the family. And not “family” like when you see a guy at Publix wearing a blouse. Your actual family. And you're gayer than a bedazzled table runner.

Two Atlanta gays help children’s book come alive

What happens when you're a Buckhead socialite with a passion for vintage toys, and you've got a children's story idea about celebrating differences to bring to life? You bring in the gays.

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