LZ Granderson Kicks off Pride Month with New ‘Life Out Loud’ Podcast

Kick off Pride Month with the two-episode premiere of ABC News’ first LGBTQ + podcast, “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson.”

Granderson draws on his own lived experience as a gay and black father to lead inspiring, provocative and often hilarious conversations to help preserve the history of the LGBTQ + community.

In rich conversations with ‘Pose’ stars, lawmakers and actors, Granderson will delve into the policies, cultural touchstones and historical events that have shaped the collective experience of this often under-represented and misunderstood group. .

The first two episodes will explore the impact of the groundbreaking FX series “Pose” as it wraps up its third and final season. The show’s co-creator and co-executive producer, Steven Canals, joins Granderson on the inaugural episode of “Life Out Loud.” The second episode will feature a conversation with “Pose” star Mj Rodriguez, who is the first transgender actress to win Best Actress at the Imagen Awards.

“We have lost so many stories because of the AIDS epidemic, violence, harassment and silence because of fear,” said Granderson. “I am passionate about creating a space to capture these underreported stories and untold oral stories, while celebrating the joys of living ‘life aloud’ and where we are going as a community.

The third episode of “Life Out Loud” will be released on Thursday, June 3 and will feature an interview with Grammy-nominated musician Rufus Wainwright before his tribute to icon Judy Garland on what would have been her 99th birthday.

Additional episodes of the ten-episode season will be released every Thursday and guests include Dr. Anthony Fauci on his response to the AIDS crisis; Sherry Cola, comedian and actress on Freeform’s “Good Trouble”; historic politicians, including Senator Tammy Baldwin; Super Bowl winner Keyshawn Johnson; and Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and her husband Tom Daley, Olympic medalist.

“Life Out Loud” is available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google podcasts, iHeartRadio, Grant, Daring and the ABC News app.

Granderson is an award-winning journalist, ESPN radio host and opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He was selected as “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists in 2011 and his TED Talk, “Myth of the Gay Agenda”, has been viewed 1.7 million times. Granderson has received recognition for his work from every major LGBTQ + organization in the country, including the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD. The Advocate, the country’s largest and longest-running LGBTQ + magazine, often includes him as one of the 50 most influential LGBTQ voices in the media.

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