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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.

Writing the Unwritten: Natasha Bedingfield on LGBTQ Fans, Her Repressive Upbringing & Thwarted Sad Songs

When Natasha Bedingfield found fame in 2004, what would become of the world was, as she sings on the hit song that established her pop-star status, "still unwritten." Now if only it could be re-written, because our dire, disharmonious reality is [...]

Bianca Del Rio Talks Death-Drop Disdain, Bachelorettes in Gay Clubs & Why She's Done with 'Drag Race'

Bianca Del Rio is in Stockholm on her "It's Jester Joke" comedy tour, still subject to the fraught human realities of traveling despite her top-tier queen status. And packing – don't remind her. "As a drag queen, you travel with so much shit," says [...]

Shura's Art Will Go On: Pop's 'Anxious Lesbian Pope' on Nearly Retiring and Her Titanic Musical

Album release week has Shura, synth-pop's "lesbian pope," feeling like "Ice Age" squirrel Scrat, whose acorn keeps getting away from him. "The acorn is representative of my well-being, my sanity," says the 30-year-old British musician. "And it's [...]

Judith Light and the Power of Possibility: Actress Talks Hollywood Ageism & Her New Soap-Star Role

["\nJudith Light got her start on \"One Life to Live\" in 1977 as housewife-turned-prostitute Karen Wolek, but the luminous screen and stage actress couldn't be confined to a daytime soap. Her boundless range and abundant empathy for others are [...]

Music Wordplayer K. Flay Talks Queerness In Her Music: 'I Did Not Want to Capitalize on This Identity'

Ask genre criss-crosser K. Flay about all the music she grew up with, what the soundtrack of her youth is, which CDs she rushed to the store for just as they hit the shelves, and she, a two-time Grammy-nominated artist, will shock you: "I didn't [...]

Actress Jillian Bell Talks Gay Running Friends and Her Plan to Showcase More LGBTQ Stories

Rest assured, I'm not spoiling anything when I say Jillian Bell runs a lot in "Brittany Runs a Marathon." All that sweat and all those tears aren't exactly taken from the 35-year-old actress' life – in case you hadn't noticed, this is about Brittany [...]

Screen Queen

  Can't Stop the Music "Three Men and a Baby" actor Steve Guttenberg is on roller skates, and that's just the beginning of "Can't Stop the Music," the quasi-autobiographical film about the Village People. The 1980 film is a gay wonderland from [...]

How 'Bossy Gays' Made Ana Gasteyer a Boss: Actress on Her 'SNL' Icons & Upcoming Album

"This is what it feels like to be a superstar," Ana Gasteyer remembers thinking the night she was at a New York City gay bar for a themed evening of Broadway sing-alongs. She doesn't recall the exact bar or which of her "Saturday Night Live" [...]

Robyn Keeps You Guessing: Pop Icon Talks 'Pure Bond' with LGBTQ Fans, Doing Drag & Next LP

If you're not a Robyn fan, you're not gay. Or so they say. I told Robyn about this POV from the gay Twitter collective when I called her direct on Skype recently – it was remarkably human of the pop goddess to answer, with no publicist listening in [...]

Like a Dream: Out Actor Murray Bartlett on Playing an Enduring 'Tales of the City' Character

As Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, "Looking" alum Murray Bartlett is the third actor to walk the queer utopian enclave at 28 Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's book-based "Tales of the City." The role was originated by actor Marcus D'Amico, who first [...]

Taylor Swift Calls Out Gay-Hate On New Single. Plus, 7 Other Summer Songs

Taylor Swift is a gay icon on the job! Céline Dion is flying! Katy Perry is not sexualizing buffets! And then, there's MIKA, your "Ice Cream" man, and country queen Tanya Tucker's stately comeback single, produced by Grammy-winning lesbian [...]

Q&A: Dan Reynolds & Tegan Quin Talk LoveLoud Festival, Dream Lineup (Bey!) and the Best Kind of Straight White Man

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds' devotion to LGBTQ issues – chief among them: mitigating queer-youth suicide rates – has only escalated in the years since he founded the first LoveLoud Festival Powered by AT&T in 2017. Look no further [...]