Chris Azzopardi

Chris Azzopardi

Chris Azzopardi is the Editorial Director of Pride Source Media Group and Q Syndicate, the national LGBTQ+ wire service. He has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Cher, Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, GQ and Billboard. Reach him via Twitter @chrisazzopardi.

One of the Actors Under the Sven Costume in ‘Frozen’ Production Is a Body-Positive Queer Michigander 

Collin Baja, a dancer and actor who grew up in Northville and Traverse City, is returning to Michigan soon, though not as himself — not even close.

Cher Talks Christmas Album, Anti-LGBTQ+ 'Insanity' and Why She Never Took Credit for Co-Writing ‘Believe’

Calling Cher an old friend to Cher feels completely natural — well, almost.

How Matt Rogers Is Ho, Ho, Ho-ing His Way to the Top

Come get cozy around the fire with your chestnuts and hear the soon-to-be classic tale of how Santa got all the toys into his big bag.

Chappell Roan Wrote Her First Major Label Single at Michigan's Interlochen. Now She Is the ‘Queer Pop Moment' 

Roan's own small-town queer experience will resonate with anyone who grew up without the kind of visibility that makes it easier to be who you are.

A Trans Champion, In Her Own Words: Amy Schneider Talks Post-'Jeopardy!' Fame, Activism and Book Bans

She became a trivia darling in recent years. Now, in a new memoir, she’s revealing who she is beyond TV.

Amy Schneider Says People Who Want to Ban Books ‘Unlikely’ to Become ‘Jeopardy!’ Champions

Amy Schneider knows what it takes to walk away with $1.3 million on “Jeopardy!” — after all, the beloved trivia mastermind, trans activist and now memoirist did so during a 40-game winning streak on the popular game show this year. [...]

Three Years Ago She Lost a Child. So, How Is Melissa Etheridge Doing? 

Not so quietly, Melissa Etheridge has been grieving. At just 21, Beckett Cypher, the son of Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher, died from causes related to opioid addiction. Three years after his death in 2020, Etheridge is doing what [...]

It’s Almost Mariah Carey Season as Singing Legend Announces Upcoming Christmas Show in Detroit

The Queen of Christmas will bring festive moments to the Fox Theatre on Dec. 1.

Melissa Etheridge Says She Was Named ‘Worst Female Vocalist’ By Rolling Stone During Jann Wenner’s Reign

'They didn't even review it,' Etheridge said about her hit album 'Yes I Am.'

This Gay Author’s Book on ‘Why Mariah Carey Matters’ Speaks to the Power of Pop Star Idolization  

A book about Mariah is also about a love that sometimes we only find in the music.

Look What You Made Her Do: How Christian Drag Queen Flamy Grant Turned Gay Hate Into a Hit Song

This ‘Bible Belt baby’ became the first drag queen to top the iTunes Christian music charts.

May 2, 2013: Amy Grant In Her First Gay Press Interview

Ten years later, I’m still grateful that what Amy said keeps reaching people who need to hear what I needed to hear as a gay teen.