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You Won’t Believe What Oprah’s Speech Did to the Far Right

Conspiracy cheerleader Alex Jones wasted no time jumping on the possibility that Oprah Winfrey might challenge his Dorian Gray doppelgänger Donald Trump in 2020....

Have You Met the Grinch? He Could Be Me, Says Metrosource Editor Paul Hagen

It was the Christmas season of 1990, and I was beginning to have my doubts about this whole Santa Claus situation. How is it, I wondered, that in movies about the North Pole, the...

On Santa’s Lap: New Yorkers Make Their Christmas Wish Lists

It’s the time for wreaths on the door, egg nog and those fruitcakes everyone buys but no one eats. Earlier this week we wandered the West Village asking: What do you want...

Your Right to Choose: Can You Be Homosexual and Not Be Gay?

So what is gay, anyway? After being labeled as “bisexual” by an online assessment, I began to wonder: can you be homosexual and not gay?...

Kevin Spacey Finds Himself in a Real Life “House of Cards”

There are times when Hollywood gossip is just harmless fun. This is not one of those times. Hot on the heels of revelations that Harvey Weinstein used his movie mogul status to...

Donald Trump Continues to Spit in the Face of the LGBTQ Community

In a presidency that has already given us the decision to ban trans people from military service, Donald Trump will once again insult the LGBTQ community by...

Jinkx Monsoon Packs Heat — along with Everything Else

Of all the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon was consistently one of the most creative and surprising. We caught up with her just after a performance of her...

Worse Than Whitney: Bob the Drag Queen Rips Donald Trump

Bob gets it. As a drag queen, a gay man and a person of color, Bob knows that when the alt-right turned the streets of Charlottesville, Va. into a war zone last weekend and the...

This Is How My “Auntie Mame” Changed My Life

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. Here’s Blanche! Great...

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...

PTown Wrap Up: Last Night A DJ Trashed My Life

Not much went wrong during Carnival 2016 in PTown last week. But if anyone deserves a spanking, it’s the many DJs around town who knew that this year’s theme was...

Pope Francis: Live and Let Live

While not changing any official church doctrines, Pope Francis urged priests to show more compassion and less judgment to those living in what he called “irregular...