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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 'Fear Street' Became Queer Street: The Super Gay Movie Evolution of R.L. Stine's Famed Series

Phil Graziadei, the openly gay screenwriter behind Netflix's new queer-inclusive film trilogy based on spook master R.L. Stine's classic "Fear Street" series, remembers those teen horror-fiction books well. And he definitely remembers them not being [...]

As Masc Lesbian As She Wants to Be: How Detroit Let Siena Liggins Unleash Her Queer Superpowers

Everyone thinks they know Siena Liggins. Originally from Saginaw but currently living in Atlanta — the 27-year-old artist has lived all over, really, including North Carolina — Liggins gets a lot of this in her Twitter DMs: "My last name is Liggins [...]

Michigan Really Gave the Film a Home': Sigourney Weaver Reflects on Shooting 'Prayers for Bobby' in Metro Detroit Before Pride Re-Airing

Sigourney Weaver almost didn't make it to Michigan to film "Prayers for Bobby." In fact, the star of "Ghostbusters" and "Alien" didn't think she could even make time to shoot the TV drama, which has resonated deeply with LGBTQ+ audiences everywhere [...]

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Normalizing Queerness, One Gay Kiss at a Time: Michael Cimino and George Sear Talk 'Love, Victor'

"Love, Victor," now in its second season, refuses to navigate coming out as simply a one-note experience.  The gay teen-romance, a series spinoff of the groundbreaking "Love, Simon" feature film, launched its debut season last year on Hulu. [...]

The Unleashing of Greyson Chance: Out Artist Talks Sexy New Music, Touring and His Pandemic Romance

Seven years before Greyson Chance came out in 2017 in an open-hearted and emotional Instagram post, he became a viral sensation thanks to Ellen DeGeneres. The year was 2010 when Chance's profile rocketed after appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres [...]

In Full Bloom: This Trans Actress and Sports Illustrated Model Is Changing the Game for Trans Women of Color

Leyna Bloom made a splash this year for being the first Black and Asian openly trans woman to be featured in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, out in July. But even before reaching that historical milestone, the 27-year-old Chicago [...]

Ryan O'Connell Wants You — Yes, You! — to Talk More About Queer Disabled People

Ôªø This interview contains some spoilers for Season 2 of Netflix's "Special."  A gay man with cerebral palsy. You won't find that kind of important representation just any time you flick on the TV, which is why Ryan O'Connell's Netflix show [...]

WATCH: Too Soon? Not If You're Alaska Thunderfuck.The Queen Talks Comedy Special and, Oh Yes, an All Winners 'All Stars'

Are Alaska Thunderfuck's filthy jokes about Jeffrey Epstein, "genderfluids," labia and poop too much for our world on fire? Alaska, even though she has a song called "Anus," thought maybe they were. She wasn't sure if an assault joke in 2021 would [...]

Catching Up with Nico Tortorella: How the Pandemic Had the 'Younger' Star Questioning Queer Identity

For six seasons, queer nonbinary actor, activist and author Nico Tortorella has starred as Josh, the delightfully brooding (straight) tattoo artist, on super-queer TV Land dramedy "Younger." Created, executive produced and written by openly gay [...]

WATCH: Why 'Genera+ion' Star Justice Smith Is Happy to Be an Example of Black Queer Joy

Last summer, Justice Smith wasn't coming out but, instead, making a statement in solidarity with the Black trans and queer community. On Instagram, the 25-year-old actor posted a video while attending a protest against white supremacy and police [...]

She Rushed to Come Out as Bisexual. Now, With Her Debut LP, Dodie Is Reexamining What Sexuality Means to Her.

To know dodie is to really know her. Since 2011, the British singer-songwriter's diary-wide-open authenticity has drawn millions of fans to her YouTube channel doddleoddle and its sister channel, doddlevloggle.  Those faithful fans — she once [...]

Q&A: From 'Barb and Star' to 'Yes Day,' Fortune Feimster Is Giving the Gays Something to Talk About

Fortune Feimster's mouth has been going and going and going. "I talk a lot right now," says the Southern comedian who hails from North Carolina, coughing and clearing her throat as we – that's right – talk on Zoom. In addition to a daily radio [...]