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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.

Angelica Ross Has a Simple Reason for Why We Celebrate Trans Women During Women's History Month

For Angelica Ross, her short time on "Pose" wasn't an end — it was a beginning.  After famously portraying Candy Ferocity on the FX series, which depicts New York City ball culture, Ross starred in another Ryan Murphy production, "American [...]

Q&A: Katherine Waterston Says All These Lesbian Period Dramas Indicate a 'Problem, Not a Pattern'

A farmer's wife, the grieving Abigail, and her neighbor, the free-spirited Tallie, can't quit each other in the queer 19-century romance "The World to Come." The women, both unhappily married to men, form an intimate bond that explores how isolation [...]

Q&A: Leslie Jordan Has Been Acting for Decades. But Now 'Fans Know Me as Me'

"Where should I be looking? There? Or there?"  His face smothering the camera as he wonders where his eyes should be, Leslie Jordan is settling into our video interview like it could be a comic routine about somebody trying to use Zoom for the [...]

Stanley Tucci on Playing Gay Since 1996. And How Some People Actually Think He's Gay.

Stanley Tucci has survived the icy death stare of Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly and told Cher to her face that she looks like a drag queen. Aside from starring as the queer second-in-command next to those gay icons in "The Devil Wear Prada" and [...]

Russell Tovey Talks 'The Sister,' Being Called 'Daddy' and LGBTQ Authenticity on TV

Russell Tovey steamed up screens as Jonathan Groff's hunky boss on the HBO series "Looking," about an intimate group of gay and queer friends living in contemporary San Francisco. Impassioned thoughts on the Richie-Kevin-Patrick love triangle [...]

Rufus Wainwright Reflects on His 'Funny Little Boy' Past. And Looks Ahead to a Possible Grammy Win.

It all started with Rufus Wainwright in his bathrobe. The crooner, at the forefront of virtual pandemic performances in March 2020, performed a song a day at his home piano in the Hollywood Hills during his "Quarantunes Robe Recital" series for [...]

On TV, the Hero Is a Black Transman From Ann Arbor

Without any positive trans role models, Brian Michael Smith grew up in 1980s Michigan thinking a Black transman couldn't be an actor. He wasn't seeing himself on TV, or anywhere. But now and then, things change for the better. Today, people are [...]

A Quarantine Threesome: 'Social Distance' Stars Talk COVID-Era Series, Friendship and Pandemic Dating

File this under 2020's "Content We Lived" category: "Social Distance," Netflix's anthology series completely conceived, cast and shot in quarantine. Tucked into the show's eight episodes is "Zero Feet Away," which follows a gay couple suffering from [...]

Dolly Parton Talks the Other Pandemic Cure (Rhinestones!) and How Her 'Love Light' Is For Everyone

Ôªø Dolly Parton's been everywhere this year, and everywhere she's gone – virtually, that is – she's brought good, gay tidings to all.  Dolly's contributions to both science and Christmas amidst our collective existential pandemic panic have [...]

Q&A: Kristen Stewart on Gay Bars, Playing Straight and How 'The Time Calls For' Her Queer Rom-Com

Kristen Stewart is waving around what appears to be a joint. Even her "Happiest Season" co-star Mackenzie Davis, who's seen on Zoom with Stewart, doesn't quite know exactly what Stewart has lit. "Oh my god," Davis says. "I thought that was a [...]

Life (and Death) Again, Through Alan Ball's Eyes

Few know their way around a funeral scene like master of mortality Alan Ball. The writer-director-producer had his fair share of time to get it just right while his crowning jewel of a series, "Six Feet Under," aired for five seasons, from 2001 to [...]

Brandy Talks Loyal LGBTQ Fans, Returning to Pride, Mental Health and Gratitude

The light falling on R&B queen Brandy is casting tiny rainbows that dance above her head. She's looking up at them, telling me what she sees. Little rainbows everywhere.  On an ordinary day, sure, this would be special. But on this [...]