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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.

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 [...]

In Conversation: Gloria Estefan On Her Struggles With Her Gay Daughter

She admits it took several painful years, but gay icon and Latin pop trailblazer Gloria Estefan is now in a “really good place” with her 25-year-old daughter Emily, who is openly queer. After working on their relationship in therapy, they’re [...]

Q&A: Jim Parsons on Playing Bitchy Queens and What He Learned About Himself Doing 'Boys in the Band'

A lot has happened this year, and that's aside from Jim Parsons dancing around in a bra. That bit, of course, graced screens across the world thanks to Netflix's "Hollywood," the "Big Bang Theory" actor shedding his well-established onscreen TV [...]

For Shamir, Success During a Pandemic Is True to Form

If you want to know how musical chameleon Shamir is right now, expect the 25-year-old to answer much like he approaches making music. In both cases, he doesn't like to repeat himself. "I've done a lot of interviews, so I've been trying to vary my [...]

Reba McEntire Talks 30 Years of Drag Queens Doing 'Fancy,' Lil Nas X and Those CBD Rumors

It was 30 years ago when Reba McEntire – music legend, gay icon, the epitome of country glamour – made Bobby Gentry's "Fancy" her own. A feminist statement about a woman who turns to sex work to overcome childhood poverty, the story-song became [...]

Sharon Stone Talks Queerness in New Series, LGBTQ Activism & What Her Dad Meant to Her Gay Friends

That scene. You know the one: the one in "Basic Instinct" where Sharon Stone's legs are open. It's been talked about and talked about, and talked about some more. It's been talked about so much in the years since it shook the world in 1992 that it [...]

Out Musician Bright Light Bright Light Centers LGBTQ Culture With Disco-Laden Third LP

The name Rod Thomas might not be instantly recognizable, but it's likely you've come across the one he uses on stage. As Bright Light Bright Light, Thomas has been a staple of the international LGBTQ music scene for the last 10 years, performing for [...]

Billy Porter Talks Hollywood ('I Crashed the Party'), His Black Gay Experience & Upcoming Memoir

"Now that I have a massive platform, and now that the people want to listen to the Black sissy, I'm gonna talk," Billy Porter says, fired up, leaning into the camera. On Zoom, Porter commands a computer screen like he does a red carpet. In this [...]

Murder, She Kind of Wrote: 'SNL' Writer Paula Pell Puts a Goofy Queer Spin on Jessica Fletcher in 'Mapleworth Murders'

Writer-actress Paula Pell knows it's ridiculous: a dowdy, out-of-touch suburban broad with an accent that is somehow a little British – or Irish, or something – who solves murders in her quaint town. But the Emmy winner, who wrote for "Saturday [...]

Jessie Ware Declares That Yes, Gays, She's at Your Mercy

Jessie Ware sees all the fan-sent rainbow emojis on her Twitter feed, and "definitely a lot of Spanish writing and I don't know what they're saying to me but I love it," gushes the British balladeer turned disco queen. For the first time since [...]