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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.

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 [...]

Arthouse Icon Udo Kier and His Co-Star Michael Urie on Their Moving, Queer Cross-Generational Bond in 'Swan Song'

German character actor Udo Kier is on camera holding old prints of press photos from his previous films over his face like a Halloween mask. He jokes that if a journalist dare ask a terrible question that he considers daft, the photos, not Kier [...]

Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig & Leisha Hailey Talk Season 2 of 'L Word' Reboot and 'Problematic' Old Episodes

Ôªø What did the first run of "The L Word" get wrong? It's a question that was posed to veteran stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig on Zoom one recent afternoon.  "Haircuts!" Hailey, 50, exclaims. "First season outfits, [...]

How 'Fear Street' Became Queer Street: The Super Gay Movie Evolution of R.L. Stine's Famed Series

Phil Graziadei, the openly gay screenwriter behind Netflix's new queer-inclusive film trilogy based on spook master R.L. Stine's classic "Fear Street" series, remembers those teen horror-fiction books well. And he definitely remembers them not being [...]

As Masc Lesbian As She Wants to Be: How Detroit Let Siena Liggins Unleash Her Queer Superpowers

Everyone thinks they know Siena Liggins. Originally from Saginaw but currently living in Atlanta — the 27-year-old artist has lived all over, really, including North Carolina — Liggins gets a lot of this in her Twitter DMs: "My last name is Liggins [...]