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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.

With 'Somebody Somewhere,' Comedian Jeff Hiller Is Bringing a 'Touch of Fugs' to Queer-Inclusive TV

It’s hard to imagine Jeff Hiller making people mad. But in 2004, that was the 46-year-old comedian and actor’s job. It was his responsibility to get folks angry — those people being contestants on MTV’s hidden-camera reality [...]

Hopefully, Matteo Lane Doesn’t Hate This Interview

There are many places where you’ve probably seen Matteo Lane: in Royal Oak last year at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, on Netflix’s queer comic showcase “The Comedy Lineup” and on his something-for-everyone Instagram, where [...]

A Gayer ‘Scream’: How Jasmin Savoy Brown Is on a Mission to Make Her 'Scream VI' Character as Queer as Possible

It took five “Scream” movies and 25 years before LGBTQ+ horror fans got what the original film only alluded to: full-blown, uncoded queerness. Kevin Williamson, the openly gay screenwriter of Wes Craven’s 1997 slasher satire, [...]

Cara Delevingne Can Finally Be Her Queer Self: ‘Planet Sex’ Host on Unlearning LGBTQ+ Shame and How Hollywood Stunted Her Sexuality

On Zoom, where I recently met with Cara Delevingne, my ’90s-retro, rainbow-speckled button-down was, to my surprise, the first thing that came up.“Nice shirt,” the model-actress told me, gushing when I mentioned picking it out of my [...]

Shania Twain on What LGBTQ+ Allyship Means to Her and Being Queen of Her Own Actions

The first time I connected with Shania Twain in 2017, the country-pop music icon didn’t pull any punches, saying “equality should be a no-brainer” as she spoke thoughtfully about her relationship with the LGBTQ+ community. Twain [...]

WATCH: ‘Princess Power’ Producers Drew Barrymore and Savannah Guthrie on Gay Dads, Girl Power and Helping Kids Love Who They Are

Snow White? I don’t know her. These days, the delicate, demure princesses from the earliest days of Disney films are history, replaced by a more socially progressive kind of young lady royalty that puts leadership and skills first, frilly [...]

Billy Porter Chose Authenticity. Now He's Directing TV and Acting Alongside Living Legends.

You could say Billy Porter was born to play just about all of his roles. This, of course, is true of his portrayal of Pray Tell, the actor’s Emmy Award-winning part on “Pose,” and his star-making, Tony Award-winning role in [...]

Homeless After the Music Business Rejected Her, This Trans Director’s First Film Just Premiered at Sundance

The same music industry that initially embraced D. Smith when she was presenting as a man turned against her when she transitioned. She lost her house, her car and her music studio. This was 2014, the year Smith, who has produced songs for Lil Wayne, [...]

Actor Cole Escola Has Played a Fetus, So Anything Is Possible

On Cole Escola’s Instagram page, the 36-year-old nonbinary comedian and actor describes themself as “One of Grindr’s Fresh Faces.” That’s true, of course, on and off gay social apps. Escola, who continues their ascension [...]

‘Spoiler Alert’ Actor Ben Aldridge Came Out in 2020. Now He’s a Leading Gay Man in Two Big Studio Films.

This is Ben Aldridge’s moment, and that’s no spoiler alert. The Los Angeles Times already made that call in a recent profile of the 37-year-old English actor, writing that Aldridge is “on the cusp of stardom.”And so it seems, [...]

Why 'Loot' Star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Still Hasn't Celebrated Her Historical Golden Globe Win

In early 2022, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez made history as the first openly trans actor to win a Golden Globe, an award she earned for her role on “Pose.” Nearly a year later and she’s yet to properly celebrate that groundbreaking [...]

Two Gay Friends From Detroit: Lily Tomlin Remembers the Magic of Allee Willis

The “Classic Lily” tab on Lily Tomlin’s official website — noted as “the world’s only” — is, today, barely operational. It looks like it was created at the dawn of the internet and never updated.The [...]