Chris Azzopardi’s work has been published internationally throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Since 2009 he’s interviewed high-profile talent for Q Syndicate, a national LGBT wire service reaching over 30 publications. Such interviews include: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Cher, Kathy Griffin, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Maroon 5′s Adam Levine and Melissa Etheridge (for a full list, head here). He also reviews music biweekly in his Hear Me Out column.
In 2008, his interview with Martina McBride for Out.com went viral, heavily circulated in mainstream media for being the country star’s first interview with gay press. Then, in 2010, his interview with former “Kids in the Hall” star Scott Thompson was tagged in such major outlets as the Huffington Post for its hard-hitting questions about bullying among gay youth.
Chris graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in journalism from Eastern Michigan University and started his career at Between The Lines, Michigan’s LGBT newspaper, in 2007. Since then, his pieces have appeared in LGBT publications in many major cities: Dallas Voice, South Florida Gay News, AccessLine Iowa, GayCalgary, The Rainbow Times News (New England), David Magazine (Atlanta) and Gloss (San Francisco). In 2010, he won the Michigan Media Award, presented to him by local LGBT organizations for putting his hometown on the map with his internationally syndicated articles. His work also appears in Metro Parent magazine and Out.com.