‘Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson’ chats with queer guests and allies like Mj Rodriguez, Dr. Fauci, and more

Society & Culture February 3, 2022
Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson
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GMA’s “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” had a new season drop last week. In his podcast, journalist LZ brings his experiences as a gay, Black father to chat with guests from the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. This season, we’ll hear about topics like body positivity, non-monogamy, religion, queer friendships, parenting, on-screen representation, and more.

Start “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” in any order with the average episode running an hour long. Since 2021, the podcast has released over 13 episodes and counting. We’re looking forward to hearing from an amazing lineup this season, as LZ is scheduled to chat with TikTok’s “The Old Gays,” Olympic figure skater Timothy LeDuc, reality TV star Ts Madison, and actor Daniel Franzese. We’ll also hear from authors Rob Bell and Dan Savage.

In season two episode one, LZ chatted with West Side Story‘s Ariana DeBose and New York Times best-selling author Chasten Buttigieg. They explored the Movement Advancement Project’s statistics, including the 3.8 million LGBTQIA+ people residing in rural America, and how they actually like where they live. Chasten and Ariana discussed finding and building community in small towns. Then, GLAAD’s president Sarah Kate Ellis discussed the Southern Stories Initiative, what she learned, and the work that still needs to be done for more representation in rural America.

The second season’s second episode celebrated Black LGBTQIA+ divas with GRAMMY and Tony winner Stephanie Mills and GRAMMY winner Jody Watley, Mother of the Imperial House of Waacking. They shared how they fully supported and participated in the community at a time when they received a lot of backlash. Cultural critic and Vibe editor Emil Wilbekin joined LZ later in the episode.

In season one, LZ talked to Dr. Fauci about the pandemic and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Rachel Levine, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, joined LZ to discuss making history as the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate. In this episode, Dr. Levine shared advice for trans youth and parents.

Last season, Pose‘s Mj Rodriguez chatted about finding her authentic self, and Pose’s co-creator Steven Canals discussed breaking through in television history. In another episode, civil rights attorney, advocate, and the Human Rights Campaign’s first Black president Alphonso David stopped by the podcast to discuss his childhood, activism, and more. In another episode, LZ was joined by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, and actor/model Daniel Newman.

Plenty of athletes and folks from the sports world joined LZ last season. He talked to the first publicly out NBA player Jason Collins, Super Bowl winner and ally Keyshawn Johnson, NBA’s Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts, and British diver Tom Daley.

Check out new, weekly episodes of “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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