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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.

How Julio Torres Used Imagination to Tell a Touching Story About Immigration

When I think of Julio Torres, I think of someone who gave life to Ferrero Rocher. It’s a wild detail to recall about someone, but indicative of Torres as a comedian who has the sharp wit and stone-faced delivery to make a comedy bit about a [...]

After ‘Drive-Away Dolls,’ Geraldine Viswanathan Is Ready for Her Next Lesbian Movie

It’s quite the compliment to her time filming “Drive-Away Dolls” that Geraldine Viswanathan, after playing her first onscreen queer role, would “do anything” to make it happen again. “If I can weasel my way in [...]

How Tricia Cooke’s Lesbian Sensibility Infuses ‘Drive-Away Dolls,’ Co-Created with Her Husband Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen, half of the filmmaking brother duo known for cinema touchstones such as “The Big Lebowski” and “Fargo,” lays it all out very simply after I mention that “Drive-Away Dolls,” his latest, is the queer film [...]

Exclusive Clip: Watch the Same-Sex Twosome from ‘Couple to Throuple’ Who Met in Michigan Butt Heads on Adding a Third

Everything is about to get real for Ashman Ali and Rehman Bhatti, the twosome who had their meet-cute in Michigan, became an item and then decided to explore outside their relationship, together. Now, all their polyamorous goals (and playful [...]

Meet the Queer Twosome from Peacock’s ‘Couple to Throuple’ Who Love Date Nights in Detroit

Polyamory has officially reached the zeitgeist. Beyond the queer community, where it has, perhaps, lived more openly for some time now, it is represented prominently in a recent issue of New York magazine in a way that can speak to an even wider [...]

At Her Detroit Show, Madonna Reminded Me What I Once Had Trouble Believing: That Gay Boys Can Survive

When Madonna came home this week, so did I. I came home to a version of myself that had grown up against so many odds, surviving hard-to-be-gay 1990s oppression, anti-queer Catholic dogma and all-consuming, AIDS-influenced fear that almost took [...]

See the Touching Photos from Madonna's ‘Emotional’ Detroit Show, Where She Reminisced About Going to Menjo’s

Of all the things you’d expect at a Madonna show, it might not be sentimentality. Not at the actual show, not after. But Madonna is in the Reflective Era of her ambitious 40-year-and-still-going mission (overachiever alert!) to show [...]

Dan Levy Talks Grief, Writing About the Rich and the Importance of Chosen Family

The grief was very real for Dan Levy, who lost his grandma and rescue dog, Redmond, over the span of a couple of years during the pandemic. And then he did something very Dan Levy with that grief — he opened a blank page and got to work on [...]

Alex Edelman Talks 'Divas That I Owe,' His Queer Inspirations and Investigating His Own Identity

Comedian Alex Edelman is experiencing lots of firsts. For Edelman, many of those firsts, including questions that challenge him to reflect on his sexuality, are being lived out in public, even in interviews such as this one. First there was his [...]

Detroit Chef Cooks Up Sizzling Success: How Cookbook Author Jon Kung Left Law to Launch a Viral TikTok

If you’re one of the 1.7 million people following nonbinary chef Jon Kung on TikTok (@jonkung), you may have watched their food tutorials and felt as hungry as you did thirsty. Hungry because, recently, they made spicy beef dumplings that look [...]

How Mariah Carey’s Spectacularly Diva-Drenched Show in Detroit Was the Energy We Need Heading into 2024

On the first day of December, as it should be every year, Mariah Carey gave one of the most Mariah Carey shows I’ve ever seen in front of a sold-out crowd at Little Caesars Arena, which was part of her “Merry Christmas One and All!” [...]

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.