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.
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 …
After 24 years at Fox News, Shepard Smith, who came out as an openly gay man in 2017, is anchoring The News with Shepard Smith on CNBC. Now in its 2nd year, the show has shown steady growth, boasting the most affluent and educated audience for a primetime cable news program according to Nielsen Research. …
Comedian Julia Scott, aged 63, aka “the crazy old lady of comedy,” took to the stage of America’s Got Talent as Simon Cowell, Howie Mandell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and millions of viewers looked on. Her mission? To show that age has nothing to do with anything, you don’t stop just because you have gray …
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']
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey are superheroes of reality TV. This dynamic duo, 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 for some of our community’s most trailblazing queer content, giving voice to underrepresented artists, icons, and activists. What started out as a dream with barely any money to buy a fax machine has turned into a global conglomerate with award-winning TV shows, web series, live events, podcasts, films, and documentaries that have bridged the gap between LGBTQ+ and mainstream programming.
On this episode, we chat with Randy and Fenton about the early days of World of Wonder, the evolution of drag, the reality of reality TV, the power of social media, breaking into Hollywood, their special relationship with RuPaul, DragCon, and their message to their fans for Pride…with host Alexander Rodriguez. Check out the latest issue of Metrosource available on newsstands or visit Metrosource.com
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