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.

Dan Levy Talks Grief, Writing About the Rich and the Importance of Chosen Family

The grief was very real for Dan Levy, who lost his grandma and rescue dog, Redmond, over the span of a couple of years during the pandemic. And then he did something very Dan Levy with that grief — he opened a blank page and got to work on [...]

Alex Edelman Talks 'Divas That I Owe,' His Queer Inspirations and Investigating His Own Identity

Comedian Alex Edelman is experiencing lots of firsts. For Edelman, many of those firsts, including questions that challenge him to reflect on his sexuality, are being lived out in public, even in interviews such as this one. First there was his [...]

Detroit Chef Cooks Up Sizzling Success: How Cookbook Author Jon Kung Left Law to Launch a Viral TikTok

If you’re one of the 1.7 million people following nonbinary chef Jon Kung on TikTok (@jonkung), you may have watched their food tutorials and felt as hungry as you did thirsty. Hungry because, recently, they made spicy beef dumplings that look [...]

How Mariah Carey’s Spectacularly Diva-Drenched Show in Detroit Was the Energy We Need Heading into 2024

On the first day of December, as it should be every year, Mariah Carey gave one of the most Mariah Carey shows I’ve ever seen in front of a sold-out crowd at Little Caesars Arena, which was part of her “Merry Christmas One and All!” [...]

One of the Actors Under the Sven Costume in ‘Frozen’ Production Is a Body-Positive Queer Michigander 

Collin Baja, a dancer and actor who grew up in Northville and Traverse City, is returning to Michigan soon, though not as himself — not even close.

Cher Talks Christmas Album, Anti-LGBTQ+ 'Insanity' and Why She Never Took Credit for Co-Writing ‘Believe’

Calling Cher an old friend to Cher feels completely natural — well, almost.

How Matt Rogers Is Ho, Ho, Ho-ing His Way to the Top

Come get cozy around the fire with your chestnuts and hear the soon-to-be classic tale of how Santa got all the toys into his big bag.

Chappell Roan Wrote Her First Major Label Single at Michigan's Interlochen. Now She Is the ‘Queer Pop Moment' 

Roan's own small-town queer experience will resonate with anyone who grew up without the kind of visibility that makes it easier to be who you are.

A Trans Champion, In Her Own Words: Amy Schneider Talks Post-'Jeopardy!' Fame, Activism and Book Bans

She became a trivia darling in recent years. Now, in a new memoir, she’s revealing who she is beyond TV.

Amy Schneider Says People Who Want to Ban Books ‘Unlikely’ to Become ‘Jeopardy!’ Champions

Amy Schneider knows what it takes to walk away with $1.3 million on “Jeopardy!” — after all, the beloved trivia mastermind, trans activist and now memoirist did so during a 40-game winning streak on the popular game show this year. [...]

Three Years Ago She Lost a Child. So, How Is Melissa Etheridge Doing? 

Not so quietly, Melissa Etheridge has been grieving. At just 21, Beckett Cypher, the son of Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher, died from causes related to opioid addiction. Three years after his death in 2020, Etheridge is doing what [...]

It’s Almost Mariah Carey Season as Singing Legend Announces Upcoming Christmas Show in Detroit

The Queen of Christmas will bring festive moments to the Fox Theatre on Dec. 1.