Barbara Mele studied English Literature at Fordham University, where she proofread and wrote for The Observer, the school paper. During college, Barbara worked as a florist and fell in love with that world – she now has her own shop in Tudor City where she spends her days when not using her eagle-eyes for Metrosource. She has three daughters, is married to fellow Fordham grad Pete Mele, and they live in Queens with a wild garden and an indestructible chocolate lab-pit rescue. Her goals include world travel and genius-level amounts of reading, which happens to only be one book a week!
Most of us first heard the name Obergefell back on June 26, 2015. This was the date the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage. Many of us couldn’t believe our eyes and ears when we turned on the news that day to find gay marriage has been legalized?! Indeed the …
The dynamic duo of Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, along with their award-winning team, have not only made RuPaul’s Drag Race a mainstream success but have been designated by Variety for having the biggest impact in reality TV. The team celebrates 30-plus years since they founded the multi-media empire that is World of Wonder, responsible …
During Black History Month, actor Rhoyle Ivy King made CW and LGBTQ history for his role of Nathaniel, the network’s first non-binary BIPOC character, on All American: Homecoming. The show, geared towards young viewers, focuses on students in the sports world coming into their own under the HBCU experience. For over 150 years, HBCUs have …
Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond
Metrosource Minis is the official podcast companion to the national LGBTQ print and online magazine featuring short form interviews with our featured celebrities from the LGBTQ world and beyond…with your host, Alexander Rodriguez. Quick, fun, and informative…Metrosource on the go. [podcastplayer feed_url ='https://feeds.sounder.fm/3885/rss.xml']
Catching up with David Archuleta: Dating, Musical Theatre, and New Music!
David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16 years old. In 2008, more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up and fan favorite in Season 7 of American Idol. Since then, he has become a powerhouse unto his own with millions of streams monthly and sold-out shows every year.
We featured David on the cover of Metrosource a little while back (still available at Metrosource.com) and his talk about spirituality and how it fits in with his sexuality incited a lot of reflective thought and your comments. On this episode, we are catching up with David on the heels of vocal surgery, his first major foray into professional musical theater this summer starring as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the official music video for his latest single, “Faith in Me,” …all this before he starts the tour of his new holiday show, The More The Merrier. We also chat about his continued journey on spirituality and faith, and the conversations he’s had with members of his Church. On a lighter note, we talk about the dating scene and his ongoing “gay education”…with host Alexander Rodriguez.
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