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.

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 [...]

Sigourney Weaver on Why She Decided Her Character Would Be a Lesbian in 'Call Jane'

Urgent, timely, crucial. As we find ourselves thrust into the post-Roe era, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June to overturn the constitutional right to abortion established by the 1972 Roe v. Wade ruling, it’s impossible not to [...]

WATCH: Queer Icon Sigourney Weaver Reacts to Realizing Her Birthday Is on International Lesbian Day 

We don’t have to tell you that Sigourney Weaver is a lesbian icon thanks, in large part, to her legendary portrayal of Ripley in the “Alien" franchise.And what do the best lesbian icons do? They tap into that lesbian icon instinct [...]

So Your Kid Is Queer: How Parents Can Be Who Their LGBTQ+ Child Needs Them To Be 

Parenting a queer child comes with unique considerations. After all, LGBTQ+ people, despite advances in protections and rights (though, more recently, some terrifying pushbacks), may be better off than they were 20 or even 10 years ago, but this [...]

‘Monarch’ Star Beth Ditto on Why LGBTQ+ Representation Matters to Kids Everywhere, But Especially in the South

All this talk of authentic representation and, finally, we’re seeing it. In fact, we’re seeing a lot of it in the extremely dramatic new Fox soap-esque series “Monarch.” Here, Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, who is proudly fat [...]

The ‘Very Special’ Reason ‘Chucky’ Star Lachlan Watson Loved Bringing Killer Doll’s Genderfluid Kids to Life

I don’t even ask Lachlan Watson about the Value Village cow onesie until halfway through our interview. But that’s how Watson first appears on Zoom, at one point even standing up to extend their arms out to proudly show off every inch of [...]

Why Bestselling Author Nora Roberts, a Queer Ally, Donated $50K to a Michigan Library Defunded Over LGBTQ+ Books

Bestselling romance author Nora Roberts tells Pride Source she has a simple reason for donating $50,000 to the Patmos Library in Michigan after she learned that, in August, voters in Jamestown Township voted to defund Patmos. Why? According to [...]

From the Editor: Why Our First NLGJA Award Means So Much

Just before an important panel at the NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists convention focused on telling stories related to the transgender community, I was incredibly proud to watch one of our star reporters, Ellen Shanna Knoppow, walk up to [...]

‘Long Live Montero’ Review: Lil Nas X Serves Defiant Celebration of Queerness During Debut Concert in Detroit

It didn’t take me long to stop caring if Lil Nas X’s show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Tuesday, the first show of his first tour, was going to be any good. I sometimes questioned the authenticity of his vocals — was that his [...]

How Randy Rainbow Is More 'Raw' Than He's Ever Been

There are far worse things happening in the world, clearly, but political-parody sensation Randy Rainbow does have a bone to pick with some folks. And this time, it’s not with Marjorie Taylor Greene. Not even with Donald Trump.“I’m [...]

Is It Unusual to Feel Late-Onset Arm Pain After Getting the Monkeypox Vaccine? 

What’s with the late-onset arm pain after getting your monkeypox vaccine?Sure, it’s not unusual that, when getting any kind of vaccination, you might experience some tenderness at the site of injection. The use of JYNNEOS, which is a [...]