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.

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...

Blair St. Clair Plots World Drag Domination

Where does Drag Race Season Ten queen Blair St. Clair see drag spreading? Everywhere! Sometimes Drag Race superstardom begins with RuPaul introducing a queen on the runway. Some...

Miz Cracker Wants to Snatch Lady Bunny’s Bundles



We asked what RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Ten Queen Miz Cracker would snatch from Lady Bunny, and she knew instantly. Reality shows are designed to create drama: the long...

Celebrate “Give Out Day” by Supporting Your Favorite LGBTQ Charity

April 19 is National Give Out Day, a 24-hour event dedicated to giving to hundreds of community organizations that help support the LGBTQ Community, but who’s worth giving to?...

Eureka O’Hara Is Not an Alcoholic

Drag Race Season Nine and Ten Queen Eureka O’Hara would like to clear up some things that people get wrong about drag queens. Victoria “Porkchop” Parker, Delta Work, Latrice...

Megan Hilty Slays with Wicked, Smash and More in Her Latest Cafe Carlyle Set

Megan Hilty may be singing with many voices at the Cafe Carlyle, but whether she’s tackling Smash hits or stirring Sondheim, the result is her own special creation. One of the...

Which Queen Does Dusty Ray Bottoms Think Is Tops?

We asked Dusty Ray Bottoms what former Drag Race contestant she’d most like to seek advice from, and all we can say about her answer is Halleloo! We’re not usually ones to get...