Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson

Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson

Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson draws from his own lived experience as a gay, Black father to host thought-provoking, poignant and engaging conversations with some of the most influential and inspirational people in the LGBTQ+ community.
  1. June 08, 2022
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    Introducing 'Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley'
    You may know the story of Emmett Till. But you might’ve never heard his story if it weren't for one woman: Mamie Till-Mobley. In a new three-part season of ABC News' "Reclaimed" podcast, host Leah Wright Rigueu…
  2. June 01, 2022
    47 min
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    PRIDE | Andrew Ahn, Robbie Rogers
    Pride Month is a great time to recharge our batteries and lift one another up. Despite the recent tragedies and legislative challenges, our community is stronger and bolder than ever. As we celebrate the first…
  3. March 24, 2022
    39 min
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    Dance Party | DJ Tracy Young
    It's a bittersweet ending to Season 2 of Life Out Loud. As we publish this episode, we are saddened by legislation around the country that tries to erase the LGBTQ+ community and the historic gains we've made i…
  4. March 17, 2022
    1 hr 4 min
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    Self | Kornbread Jete, Rep. Daniel Hernandez Jr.
    Who are you really? One of the toughest parts about growing up with other people's shame is that it makes the path to self-discovery extra rocky. When you come out of the closet, you're trying to tell the world…
  5. March 10, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Queer Aging | The Old Gays, Jesus Ramirez-Valles
    To celebrate LZ's 50th birthday, we're exploring why it's a privilege to get to be an "Old Gay". Really! Our community is still mourning a generation of elders lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and in an era of hom…
  6. March 03, 2022
    1 hr 7 min
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    Family of Choice | Margaret Cho, Don Lemon, Jonathan Capehart
    Who is your chosen family? In this week's episode of Life Out Loud, Margaret Cho confirms all comedians really do know each other. Cho pays homage to the peers and mentors who have gotten her through and talks…
  7. February 24, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    Relationships | Dan Savage, Bob the Drag Queen
    “Do you want a relationship or a situation-ship?” On this week’s episode of Life Out Loud, we unpack some big words: heteronormativity and non-monogamy. In other words, learning to do what works for you either…
  8. February 17, 2022
    54 min
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    Faith | Rob Bell, Daniel Franzese
    There aren't many ready-made answers when it comes to faith and sexual orientation. It takes a lot of humility to carve out a space where people can ask the big questions. This week, LZ talks to two people who…
  9. February 10, 2022
    48 min
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    Trans Acceptance | Ts Madison, Dr. Julian Kevon Glover
    “Authenticity,” “Realness,” “Respectability.” What do these terms actually mean for trans women of color who are re-defining their identities in the public eye? In this illuminating episode of Life Out Loud, LZ…
  10. February 03, 2022
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    Queer Athletes | Timothy LeDuc, Cyd Zeigler, Jim Buzinski
    If you're not already following the Winter Olympics, get ready to fall in love with two-time U.S. national champion, figure skater Timothy LeDuc. They’re the first Olympian to qualify as a non-binary person, an…
  11. January 27, 2022
    1 hr 7 min
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    Divas | Jody Watley, Stephanie Mills, Emil Wilbekin
    What is it about our favorite divas that makes our souls sing? This music-packed episode of Life out Loud explores the special connection between the LGBTQ+ community and the divas who love us back. LZ intervie…
  12. January 20, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    Community | Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Sarah Kate Ellis
    It’s estimated that as many as 3.8 million LGBTQ+ people not only live in rural America, but for the most part, they actually prefer to live there, according the Movement Advancement Project. We’re not always t…
  13. January 20, 2022
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    We're Back! Season 2 of ‘Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson'
    Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson has received Special Recognitions honors from GLAAD and was named one of Spotify’s “Best New Podcasts of 2021.” In season two, ABC News contributor and Emmy® Award-winning journ…
  14. October 11, 2021
    48 min
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    Shangela is 'Here' For It
    In honor of National Coming Out Day, LZ sits down with D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, break out star and contestant on “RuPaul's Drag Race” and co-host of the hit HBO series “We’re Here.” In an honest and raw conversa…
  15. July 22, 2021
    39 min
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    Ep. 10: #RelationshipGoals
    From winning Oscars to Olympic medals, British diver Tom Daley and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black embody the unstoppable. In the season one finale of "Life Out Loud," they open up about f…
  16. July 15, 2021
    1 hr 4 min
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    Ep. 9: “I Didn’t Run to Be a Symbol”
    What does victory feel like for LGBTQ politicians? LZ talks with six political leaders paving the way with their imagination. Political veterans Keith St. John, Annise Parker, Neil Giuliano and newcomers Ritchi…
  17. July 08, 2021
    29 min
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    Ep. 8: Daniel Newman is Setting Thirst Traps
    Actor and model Daniel Newman is known for his roles on The Walking Dead and Homeland, but to LZ he’s an Instagram crush. In this episode, Newman opens up about his body image journey and the truth behind those…
  18. July 01, 2021
    45 min
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    Ep. 7: Stepping OUT Onto The Field
    LZ leads a roundtable of sports figures including Jason Collins, the first active player in the NBA to come out; Super Bowl winner and ally Keyshawn Johnson; and Rick Welts, the first out and proud NBA team pre…
  19. June 24, 2021
    51 min
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    Ep. 6: Driven To Succeed
    Alphonso David is an LGBTQ civil rights attorney, advocate and the first person of color to serve as president of the Human Rights Campaign. He talks about his childhood in West Africa, getting disowned by his…
  20. June 17, 2021
    41 min
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    Ep. 5: Fries or Hash Browns? Sherry Cola Likes Both
    Sherry Cola tackles sexuality, gender norms and racial stereotypes in her standup and in life. The ‘Good Trouble’ actress looks back on when she first realized she was attracted to men and women, and pushes bac…

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