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Patrick Saunders

Freelance Writer

Patrick Saunders is a freelance reporter and editor with extensive experience in digital and print journalism covering Georgia community affairs, social justice and politics. The Atlanta native is the former editor of Georgia Voice and Project Q Atlanta, two of the largest LGBTQ publications in the South. Saunders has covered the Atlanta Eagle raid, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, the Pulse nightclub shooting, the “religious freedom” legislation fight and countless other historic events.

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Friday March 5, 2010 10:01 pm EST

If you want to get an idea of the helter-skelter world of Gaydar, this week would be a pretty good indication of what it's like: they finalized the purchase of the assets of Southern Voice and David within 48 hours of settling a $40,000 lawsuit with a printer who claimed nonpayment.
They also shuffled their employee structure again, compared SoVo and David to Enron and they asked the public...

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Wednesday March 3, 2010 06:21 pm EST
The woman charged with killer her husband on a busy downtown Atlanta street is a lobbyist for a domestic violence group. | more...

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Wednesday March 3, 2010 05:08 pm EST

Sarah at Atlanta Metblogs reminded us that it's that magical time of year again---International Pillow Fight Day is coming up.

According to the Facebook event page (which appropriately labels the event type as a "slumber party"), the showdown will occur in Freedom Park on Saturday, Apr. 3. That gives you a full month to prepare, people. For instance, you can take the approach of the Facebook...

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Thursday February 25, 2010 08:43 pm EST
Gaydar publishers pull off huge shocker in bankruptcy court by outbidding former Southern Voice/David staffers for the SoVo/David assets. | more...

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Thursday February 25, 2010 07:30 pm EST
Cheshire Bridge Road is known for strip clubs, gay bars, tattoo parlors, sex shops and the happiest man to ever put on a body-length $100 bill costume | more...

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Thursday February 25, 2010 04:39 pm EST
Augusta restaurateur starts movement to change Georgia state bird from the brown thrasher to the chicken. | more...

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Friday February 5, 2010 10:45 pm EST
Assets of former LGBT publications Southern Voice and David selling for $8,000 to new LGBT paper GA Voice. | more...

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Thursday February 4, 2010 07:22 pm EST

Former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert (coincidentally pronounced "A-bear") may have spent his final years in the league in a Falcons uniform, but he's always been a Louisiana boy at heart.  He was born and raised there, went to college there, spent the majority of his pro career there with the New Orleans Saints and hosts a popular radio show there.

And apparently does spastic gender-bending...

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Monday February 1, 2010 07:59 pm EST

Atlanta Free Press is down (another) editor and an art director, but is apparently still breathing. With the way things have gone for them since opening Dec. 10, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if their offices were attacked by piranha. Big gay piranha.

So the LGBT news publication last went through its share of drama in late December when their editor resigned after it was revealed he...

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Monday January 18, 2010 04:00 am EST
With Southern Voice gone, will Atlanta's LGBT community still have a voice? | more...

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Saturday January 16, 2010 01:00 pm EST
While he fills his days as a production assistant for Adult Swim, Ray devotes much of his spare time to making short videos. | more...

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Monday December 21, 2009 05:28 am EST
The LGBT media war is heating up as the editor of Atlanta Free Press resigns amid allegations of fabricating sources while an employee of Southern Voice. | more...

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Wednesday December 16, 2009 06:32 pm EST
Former AJC Peach Buzz reporter Richard Eldredge is back with daily celebrity dishing at Atlanta Magazine. | more...

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Friday December 11, 2009 08:44 pm EST
Atlanta Falcons starting defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux facing felony drug charges after traffic stop late Thursday night. | more...

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Monday December 7, 2009 09:10 pm EST
Rumors about failing health lead U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) to reveal that he has hepatitis C. | more...
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