Ian-Michael Bergeron

Ian-Michael Bergeron
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Iowa-born writer Ian-Michael Bergeron has written his weekly column in Get Out! Magazine since 2015, as well as editorials and interviews. He lives in New York City in a one-bedroom with two cats, Alexander and Thomas, and spends most of his income on shoes.

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

May 1st was my two-year anniversary with my boyfriend. It seemed impossible that we’d be celebrating in quarantine. The year before, we went to Olive...

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

May 25th was the day that George Floyd was murdered. The video, captured by 17-year-old Darnella Frazier, quickly went viral, and the world watched. Police...

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

By Mid-May, I realized that I hadn’t left the apartment in weeks. Late March was the last time I’d been outside my apartment, and then...

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

By April, out of work since March 17, I struggled to find ways to pass the time. I kept getting the same message from everyone:...

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

In the beginning of April, two weeks after being temporarily let go from my job due to Covid-19, I became ill. I didn’t have chest...

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

Mid-March, officially without jobs due to Covid-19, my boyfriend James and I began going on morning walks. We woke up around 9:00 every morning—not with...

A Simple Summer – A collection of essays from quarantine

March 17 is a date I believe I will remember for the rest of my life. It was a Tuesday—I think I’ll remember that, too....

Viva Atlantic City

After a steady track record of birthdays involving Thai Food > Escape Room > Gay Bar, I wanted to try something new for my...

Birthday Boy

The week of my 30th birthday (yes, 30—I’m still getting used to saying that), I went to see a one-man show appropriately titled Happy...

Game Day

During these cold months, when rooftop bars and trips to Riis Beach are out of the question, I spend a lot of my days...

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