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.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for 'Single All the Way' Actor Philemon Chambers

Ôªø Philemon Chambers can't believe he's in a queer Christmas movie. It's the kind Chambers, recently named "Next Big Thing" by the Hollywood Reporter, could only dream of watching when he was a little queer boy growing up in Compton, California. [...]

Josie Totah Leads the Trans Charge on TV: 'Saved By the Bell' Star on LGBTQ+ Relatability and What's Next for Trans Representation

If you were expecting more of the same from "Saved by the Bell" when Peacock revived the series in 2020, you wouldn't just be mistaken — you'd be pleasantly surprised.  A staple of TV for a generation of teens, the show, which originally ran [...]

Jennifer Tilly Is Your Friend to the End: The Longtime LGBTQ+ Ally Talks the 'Chucky' Series and Its Killer Queer Affirmations

Chucky is no Harvey Milk, but the killer doll with fire-red hair from openly gay creator Don Mancini is, at least, a good queer-affirming dad.  Dad, you ask? Let's back up: So, yes, Chucky, Mancini's terrifying brainchild, is the doll that [...]

In Conversation: Robin de Jes√∫s Is Ticking His Way to the Top Thanks to a Moving Turn in a Memorable Role

It's a Jane Fonda kind of day for Robin de Jes√∫s. The 37-year-old actor says so on Zoom, where he appears from Beverly Hills, his face beaming in that Fonda light, for a day of press to talk about "Tick, Tick… Boom!"  The film has earned [...]

JoJo Siwa Talks Coming Out, Making History on 'Dancing with the Stars' and Being a Role Model for Queer Youth

This year, JoJo Siwa made history as the first "Dancing with the Stars" contestant to compete with a same-sex partner. With Jenna Johnson, she performed the Argentine tango to Britney Spears, did the cha-cha to Lady Gaga and busted out her best [...]

Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme Talk Holiday Tour, Male Nudity at the Show and Which Duos They'd Be For Snatch Game

No, Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme aren't roommates. But the "RuPaul's Drag Race" alums get that you might think so. After all, during our recent Zoom call, they were sharing a physical space.  "We're just together right now," DeLa says, [...]

Elvira Actor Cassandra Peterson Talks 'Caring, Loving' Support From LGBTQ+ Fans — and Straight Men — After Coming Out

Cassandra Peterson, famously known as pop culture Halloween icon Elvira, isn't scared anymore — at least not when it comes to saying that, yes, she's a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Peterson came out in September in her new tell-all book, "Yours [...]

WATCH: Gov. Whitmer Reveals Becoming 'Proactive Ally' for LGBTQ+ Equality Thanks to Gay Cousin (Exclusive)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who led Sunday's Motor City Pride parade in Detroit, has been one of Michigan's biggest LGBTQ+ allies. Along with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, she officially proclaimed June as Pride Month. That same month she demanded the [...]

I Love You': Gov. Whitmer Affirms Michigan's LGBTQ+ Community Before Leading Detroit Pride Parade (Exclusive)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seemed as delighted and grateful to finally be at Motor City Pride as the LGBTQ+ Michiganders who attended the delayed event, which took place on Sunday in Detroit. The in-person event was pushed back to September from June [...]

Richard E. Grant Puts His Best Heel Forward: Veteran Actor on Playing a Gay Warrior Queen in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

On the heels of his Oscar-nominated role as Jack Hock in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" alongside Melissa McCarthy, actor Richard E. Grant takes on another aging gay man who embodies AIDS-era homosexuality. This time, though, the British actor's [...]

Meet the Lesbian Screenwriter Who Wrote the 'Respect' Movie About Detroit's Own Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's journey to self-discovery is seen through the lens of openly lesbian screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson in "Respect," the biopic starring Jennifer Hudson as Detroit's own Queen of Soul. In director Liesl Tommy's film, Wilson focuses [...]

Guncle to Guncle: Author Steven Rowley and Pride Source's Editorial Director on the Glories of Gunclehood

I read Steven Rowley's third novel "The Guncle" with my 8-year-old niece in mind. After all, his book makes a case for how parenting extends beyond a child's actual parents. Uncles, aunts, friends, grandma, grandpa, babysitters: "It takes a [...]