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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.

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 [...]

Michigan Really Gave the Film a Home': Sigourney Weaver Reflects on Shooting 'Prayers for Bobby' in Metro Detroit Before Pride Re-Airing

Sigourney Weaver almost didn't make it to Michigan to film "Prayers for Bobby." In fact, the star of "Ghostbusters" and "Alien" didn't think she could even make time to shoot the TV drama, which has resonated deeply with LGBTQ+ audiences everywhere [...]

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Normalizing Queerness, One Gay Kiss at a Time: Michael Cimino and George Sear Talk 'Love, Victor'

"Love, Victor," now in its second season, refuses to navigate coming out as simply a one-note experience.  The gay teen-romance, a series spinoff of the groundbreaking "Love, Simon" feature film, launched its debut season last year on Hulu. [...]

The Unleashing of Greyson Chance: Out Artist Talks Sexy New Music, Touring and His Pandemic Romance

Seven years before Greyson Chance came out in 2017 in an open-hearted and emotional Instagram post, he became a viral sensation thanks to Ellen DeGeneres. The year was 2010 when Chance's profile rocketed after appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres [...]