6 episodes

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.

Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson ABC News

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 74 Ratings

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.

    Fries or Hash Browns? Sherry Cola Likes Both

    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 back against misconceptions about bisexuality even within the queer community. Plus, she gets fired up talking about her love for the Asian community that’s suffered senselessly amid a wave of hate crimes. And being the comedian that she is, we have a few good laughs, too! 

    • 41 min
    The Doctors Are In (and One is Also Out)

    The Doctors Are In (and One is Also Out)

    Dr. Anthony Fauci is best known today for his role in the response to COVID-19, but he’s been on the frontlines of the fight against HIV/AIDS for decades. Fauci recalls how that fight led to his unusual friendship with activist Larry Kramer, who once described him as “a murderer and an incompetent idiot.” Plus, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine, who made history as the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate, shares her advice for trans youth and their parents. 
     

    • 59 min
    Rufus Wainwright is ‘Setting the Record Gay’

    Rufus Wainwright is ‘Setting the Record Gay’

    Pioneering singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright bears his soul in his music and in this candid conversation with LZ. How his decision to come out at age 13 led to his groundbreaking decision to enter the music scene as an openly gay recording artist, and what it’s meant for his career and place in LGBTQ history. 

    • 39 min
    Call Her Michaela Jaé

    Call Her Michaela Jaé

    Actress Mj Rodriguez opens up about how entering the ballroom scene at age 14 helped her find the confidence to express her authentic self, and about her special relationship with her house father and with her mother, who was the inspiration for her breakout performance as Blanca in ‘Pose.’  

    • 43 min
    Steven Canals Takes a Bow

    Steven Canals Takes a Bow

    Host LZ Granderson kicks off ABC News’ first-ever LGBTQ-focused podcast with Steven Canals, co-creator of the hit FX series ‘Pose.’ The groundbreaking show, now in its final season, features the largest transgender cast in television history. 

    • 38 min
    Introducing ‘Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson'

    Introducing ‘Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson'

    Host LZ Granderson is passionate about preserving the history of the LGBTQ community. This podcast aims to further that mission through inspiring, provocative and often hilarious conversations with a wide variety of influential voices. Guests featured in the ten-episode first season include Steven Canals, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rufus Wainwright, Sherry Cola, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Daniel Newman, and many more.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

The Shoe College ,

Happy Pride!! 🏳️‍🌈

LZ Granderson, thank you!! In depth interviews bring poignant conversations right here, as if we’re just all hanging out at Pride…telling our stories… truths, experiences, topics just so completely at ease refreshing. Thanks, again, LZ!! 💙

Kevmy ,

Grateful for these insights

I’m loving this podcast right out the gate. I’m happy to get these important voices in my ears. We often get to hear LGBT voices, but these questions cut right through the normal topical and surface conversations to some powerful and real stuff. Thanks for producing!

luisi28 ,

Oh boy LZ

Lz Grandersen is speaking you should listen

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