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.

18 Amazing Things Said in “Drag Race” Season 11 Episode 12 “Queens Everywhere”

It was a night of spitting rhymes and slaying choreography. But who said something that made us scream, “Yassskween”? Preparing for the Challenge On the nature of rap:...

Twitter Lost Its Mind Over “Fosse/Verdon” Episode 6 “All I Care about Is Love”

Bob went to the hospital and back to his childhood. Gwen smuggled girls to him (and got him his own damn room). And Chita got ready to serve “All that Jazz.” How did Twitter...

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It was a night of stunning slaps, surprise returns, stolen wigs, and explosive Werk Room drama. But when the makeovers were over, who said something worth writing down? After Last...

Who Texted Chita Rivera about “Fosse/Verdon” Episode 5 “Where Am I Going?”

Bob had a breakdown! Gwen sang! And even though the skies were gray, the cast was radiant in the wake of Judith’s passing in Fosse/Verdon Episode 5 “Where Am I...

Double Your Pleasure Visiting Niagara Falls and Toronto

If experiencing Niagara Falls isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Witness nature at its most powerful and beautiful — the astounding sight of water falling from the...

This Is How Careening Down a Mountain Made Me Appreciate Gay Music

I headed to to Montreal and ended up on a heart-stopping motorbike ride that left me with a new understanding of gay music. Different Kinds of “Gay” Gay can be a...

18 Magic Quotes in “Drag Race” Season 11 Episode 10 “Dragracadabra”

The queens had a ball with the pit crew and then had magic to do. But who said something something truly bewitching? After Last Week’s Runway Congratulating A’keria on her...

What Kind of Daddy Does Gay Comedian Sam Morrison Want?

Sam Morrison is a gay comedian and an absolute delight. So, as he prepares to headline Stand Up NY on May 10, we asked him to answer a few revealing questions for us. And, boy,...

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Well, Fosse/Verdon promised to go full “Pippin” this week, and they delivered. Here’s how the show’s fans and creators are flipping out over Season One...

This Is What Happens When You End Up Sick In Nova Scotia

What happens when you end up in another country with a raging infection, the wrong antibiotics and enough cold medicine to anesthetize a moose? I found out. Heading North A few...

12 LOL-Worthy Quotes from “Drag Race” Season 11 Episode 9 “L.A.D.P.”

Though the library was open, this season’s queens seemed a little bit reading-challenged. Then, when Cheyenne Jackson and Fortune Feimster showed up, it was time for...

Twitter Is Predicting Emmys After “Fosse/Verdon” Episode 3 “Me and My Baby”

Bob Fosse had trouble in the editing room, and Gwen Verdon had trouble with rehearsal. But Twitter was having no trouble expressing itself over Fosse/Verdon Episode 3, “Me...