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.

The Top 2019 Gay Winter Parties

What’s great about being gay? Some say Pride. Others prefer sunny summery Sydney for Mardi Gras, but winter deserves some love, to. Let’s face it: wherever there are...

Three Top Reasons Musical Theater Lovers Will Miss Carol Channing

Why should you mourn the death of actress, singer and musical theater legend Carol Channing, who has died at the age of 97, leaving a legacy of great performances and...

Whose Diary Does “Drag Race All Stars” Gia Gunn Want to Steal?

Gia Gunn’s run on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” could have painted her as trans heroine, helping to redeem the franchise after some dicey comments RuPaul had made about...

Oops! What “Drag Race All Stars” Farrah Moan Forgot…

It will be forever to Farrah Moan’s credit that when Christina Aguilera made her long-awaited appearance on the RuPaul’s Drag Race runway in Season Nine, the music icon came...

What Did LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Choose as the Film of 2018?

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced the recipients of its tenth annual Dorian Awards – recognizing excellence in the past year’s film and...

A Proud Gay Uncle Says: “Hello, New Niece; Goodbye, Old Friend”

A few months ago, I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my sister Beth’s first child. I had some experience being a gay uncle because my partner Justin’s sister had welcomed...

People We Love 2018: The Creative Team Behind “Pose”

The category is ’80s Ballroom Realness! To celebrate Pose, Metrosource spoke to Janet Mock, series producer and director, and Steven Canals, series co-executive producer and...

People We Love 2018: Rupert Everett

“I’ve always been openly gay. I’ve always been out and about in clubs. I’ve always been very interested in stories featuring gay characters for myself to...

“Drag Race” All Star Jasmine Masters Dishes Straight Men Doing Drag

We asked RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Jasmine Masters about straight men doing drag, and she shared some of her favorites. From the boys of Monty Python (mostly straight) to John...

People We Love 2018: Michael Musto

“When I first came out, I thought I’d be warmly welcomed into the community – didn’t happen. When I started my Village Voice column in 1984, I assumed...

People We Love 2018: Samira Wiley

Not long ago, it would have been virtually unthinkable for an actor to find two roles for a queer woman of color in popular, critically-acclaimed television series — never mind...

Sherry Vine Has No Plan B

Why should you vote for Miss Vine? We asked the always-entertaining drag queen Sherry Vine how she felt about being part of our 2018 People We Love celebration, and she offered...