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.

How Live out Loud Changed the Lives of Three LGBTQ Young People

In an emotional ceremony, Live Out Loud recognized people for making a difference to LGBTQ youth — including three of our community’s future leaders. Live Out Loud is an...

What If Noted Drag Queen Mrs. Kasha Davis Performed at the White House?

We asked Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul’s Drag Race what she would do in Washington, D.C. — and she gave us a surprising answer. Chances are, unless you’ve seen her perform...

Gina Gershon Serves Jessica Rabbit Realness at Café Carlyle

The star of such steamy films as Showgirls and Bound, Gina Gershon, proves she can deliver live on stage in Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues. “It’s nice to see all my friends...

Paul Hagen Brings Pop Culture Back to The Focus Group

Metrosource Editor-in-Chief Paul Hagen returns to The Focus Group with Tim Bennett and John Nash to celebrate the start of summer with pop culture picks. I made my first on-air...

Here’s Why the New David Sedaris Book Calypso is Haunted

Though full of his trademark humor, Calypso, the latest look at life through the lens of David Sedaris also takes serious stock of family bonds and fleeting mortality....

Kathleen Turner Offers a Thrilling Musical Autobiography at Café Carlyle

Kathleen Turner offers a night of stories and song that just may be the most moving performance of her career. Many performers begin a performance at the Café Carlyle by noting...

What Could Be in the Call Me By Your Name Sequel?

Based on the parts of André Aciman’s book that didn’t make it to the screen, we ask: What would a Call Me by Your Name sequel look like anyway? SPOILER ALERT: The following...

Editor Paul Hagen Wonders: Does the Cologne Make the Man?

The year is 1999. I’m at home in New Jersey after my freshman year of college, and having gotten a taste of the freedom and excitement of living in NYC, I’m climbing the...

What Kameron Michaels Did When a Straight Guy Wanted to Hook Up

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Ten queen Kameron Michaels offers a rule to remember from her encounter with a straight guy who liked what she had going on. Part of the fun of Drag...

Linda Lavin and Billy Stritch are “The Best of Friends” at Café Carlyle

It’s possible that Linda Lavin, Billy Stritch and company are having too much fun to sing one song at a time in their delightful new residency. Linda Lavin pauses for a moment...

Monique Heart Knows What Ru Would Do

We asked Monique Heart what RuPaul would do if he wasn’t doing drag, and “the heart of Season Ten” offers a reply we can’t deny. Ultimately, what will we remember about...

Aquaria Is Not Putting Up with That Ship

We asked the Drag Race Season Ten Queen what she would do if she were on the Titanic, and girlfriend gives new meaning to the term “flotation device.” This is the dawning of...