Iron Man — My feature for out magazine

What does it take for a 22-year-old gay man to be elected mayor of a gritty Massachusetts mill town? (A well-pressed tie for a start.)

Mayor Alex Morse preps for a day at City Hall.

Mayor Alex Morse preps for a day at City Hall.

Mayor Alex Morse photographed with his parents at his childhood home in Holyoke, MA.

Mayor Alex Morse photographed with his parents at his childhood home in Holyoke, MA.

Mayor Morse enjoying dessert.

Mayor Morse enjoying dessert.