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.

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.

Why ‘My So-Called Life’ Actor Wilson Cruz Continues to Help Improve Life for LGBTQ+ Youth

Wilson Cruz doesn’t love thinking too much about his childhood in Michigan, but he won’t deny his years growing up in Holland either. The Tulip Time Parades. The Windmill Island Gardens. The report he wrote on then President Gerald Ford.

Pink’s Other Brave Summer Act: Modern Pro-Queer Protest Singer

I watched in gasping awe on Aug. 16 as Pink spun through the cool Detroit air, a soaring trapeze artist with a soaring voice to match. Take, for instance, the way she zipped to all corners of Comerica Park during her Summer Carnival Tour, her

Deep Inside ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’—the Sex Scenes, Its ‘Harry Potter’ Inspiration and Why It Wasn’t a TV Show

Pro-queer viewers have spoken, and they’re royally head over heels for “Red, White & Royal Blue.” The film’s widespread success is a win for director and co-writer Matthew López, for Amazon Prime Video and, most

Gay in the Ring: Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Gets Candid About Making History as AEW’s First Out LGBTQ+ Champion

Queer people everywhere are experiencing heightened discrimination, but if there’s hope to be found, it might just be in, of all places, the wrestling ring. That’s where Anthony Bowens recently experienced a tremendously heartening show

Brandon Scott Jones Just Wants to Help Queer Youth Feel Seen

This year, Brandon Scott Jones is showing up in the most random of places. There’s his series regular role in “Ghosts,” portraying the spirit of American Revolutionary officer Captain Isaac Higgintoot, who is gay. There’s his

Taylor Swift Makes Strong Case for Gay Icon Status During Eras Stop in Detroit

On my way to Ford Field in downtown Detroit for the first night of Taylor Swift’s brilliant and breathtaking Eras Tour, I joked with my concert mate that he’d have to remember the show for me, even though that was my job. That is if, of

Gov. Whitmer Talks Pride, Violence Against Trans Women and Her Latest Reaction to Running for President

It’s Pride Month, but this one feels different. There’s both a sense of joy (because the Democratic majority in the Michigan legislature is still working to protect its queer population) and dread (because, nationally, anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Letter from the Editor: Pride Marches On

As LGBTQ+ people across Michigan continue to celebrate our community out on the streets of big cities and small towns alike, another trans woman has been killed in Michigan. The loss of Ashia “Charm” Davis, just 34, is heart-wrenching.