Columnists and Letters

Read op-eds, thoughts, reflections, and opinions on LGBT subjects and life in general.

That Moment You Realize: Top of the Ladder, Wrong Wall

Kevin gets caught in the turnstiles of Hollywood’s fame game, but he’s left wondering if there’s really any value in being known by the well-known....

DIARY: Let Me Entertain You

Faced with underwhelming attendance at his earliest readings, Wade resorts to a variety of attention-getting gimmicks to engage the masses. At one of my first author events, a...

When Newspapers Vanish, Where Does the News Go?

When I was a kid, the newspaper was delivered to our door every day; my parents would unfold it at the table and make their way through it, section by section....

DIARY: My Own Auntie Mame

Wade’s visits from his eccentric Great Aunt Blanche gave him some of the happiest moments of his childhood — and the promise of a beautiful future. Great Aunt Blanche blew...

POV: All in the Family?

Rafi wonders if he’s just not equipped to deal with his boyfriend’s big family — until he realizes that he’s not the only one trying to deal....

FROM PAUL: To Elope or Nope? That Is the Question

As we’ve spent recent weeks finishing up this issue about 2016’s “People We Love,” it occurs to me that this was also the year I very nearly married the person I love....

Election 2016: Here's Your Spoon Full of Sugar, America

No one gets everything they want in an election, ever. But with many expressing concern about America’s desire for equality and inclusion, there’s actually much to be...

FROM ROB: This Year, the People We Love Are Fearlessly Themselves

I’m so pleased to feature andy cohen on the cover of this issue of Metrosource as he celebrates the release of his new book Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen...

POV: Attitude Adjustment

Lawrence has a habit of complaining about experiences others would love to have — until life hands him a startling reminder to enjoy every minute....

DIARY: Father and Son Take the Ride of a Lifetime

After a lifetime of saving as if disaster was just around the corner, Wade finally splurges on a dream car and gives his father the ride of his life. My father had a strict...

Where’s My Wonderland?

A few years ago, my fiancé Justin and I decided to get out of town for a snowy long weekend. Our destination was Lake Placid, scene of the 1980 Winter Olympics. I pictured us...

What Happens After Orlando? Solidarity, Commitment, Perseverance

There’s no denying that in recent years we’ve seen amazing progress in our community: the end of officially sanctioned discrimination against gays in the military, the legal...