Paul Hagen Author

Paul Hagen has been the Editor-in-Chief of Metrosource since 2007. He’s interviewed many members of the LGBTQ community and our allies for Metrosource, including Augusten Burroughs, Boy George, RuPaul Charles, Margaret Cho, Jennifer Hudson, Cheyenne Jackson, Adam Lambert, Jason Mraz, Kylie Minogue, Amy Sedaris and Gwen Stefani, among others. He has also travelled from the snowy north of Sweden (to weather a night in its Ice Hotel) to a secret gay dance party on the islands of Curaçao to cover the world of gay travel. Mr. Hagen has also been an active participant in New York City’s vibrant theater scene, writing shows including The Only Thing Straight Is My Jacket at the New York International Fringe Festival, Fitz & Walloughs Get It in the End at The Ace of Clubs, The Rape of the Lock with the Judith Shakespeare Company and Unheard Of at the Blue Heron Arts Center. He is a graduate of Fordham University, lives in Brooklyn with his partner of more than seven years, and can often be heard singing at The Manhattan Monster Bar and The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar.

This Is What’s Queer about the 2019 Emmy Awards Nominations

Though we’ve still got months before big screen awards season heats up, TV gets its big night September 22. Some of last year’s big LGBTQ-themed winners included The...

This Is Who You’ll See in “American Horror Story: 1984”

When it comes to the cast of American Horror Story, one day you’re in, and the next day – you’re out! Great Expectations We didn’t know exactly what to expect...

This Is How To Have An Awesome Independence Day Weekend on Fire Island

There’s plenty to look forward to this Independence Day, and what better to spend the Fourth of July than with hundreds of drag queens? Through July 7, Fire Island Pines will...

This Is What It’s Like Waiting Years for Your Boyfriend to Propose

Justin and I had only been dating a year when same-sex marriage was legalized in NY. And from that point on, we’d be spending a fair amount of time wrapping our heads around the...

These Are 20 WorldPride Photos That Will Show You What It Was Like

NYC WorldPride 2019 was massive, empowering, political and beautiful. It was enough to you cry, enough to make you cheer, enough to make you dance. But perhaps most importantly of...

This Is What Pride Looks Like

Award-winning director and photographer Manuel Rodriguez has partnered with Blurb.com to launch UNTITLED, a book of queer portraits showcasing the LGBTQ community’s...

This Is How Daniel Franzese Is Saving the World Now

As he celebrates 15 years since Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese reveals how he’s parlaying fame into fighting for the environment and people living with HIV. Converging on the...

What It’s Like to Feel Insane On the Way to Your Big Gay Wedding

I was scheduled to marry Justin 3,110 days after the night we met. This was 2,736 days after same-sex marriage was made legal in New York State; 1,230 days after he proposed, and...

The Winner of “Drag Race” Season 11 Is…

RuPaul opened the show by hailing Drag Race as “a TV show of queer people, by queer people and for queer people.” But which queer person became America’s Next Drag...

These are 10 “Drag Race” GIFs That Will Give You Life

If you’re not on social media while you’re watching Drag Race, you’re only getting half the story. So we found ten of the most gag-worthy GIFs to make sure...

This Is How Twitter Reacted to the Surprise Cameo in the “Fosse/Verdon” Finale

Paddy read Bob for filth and received a dancing eulogy in return. Gwen chose touring in Chicago over a chance to get away from it all, while Nicole gave some of her dad’s vices...

Did You See Gwen’s Meltdown on “Fosse/Verdon” Episode 7 “Nowadays”?

Chicago finally made it to Broadway, Gwen really gave it to Bob, and Liza saved the day. But what did Twitter think about all this? Amber Treadway Everyone – including...