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LZ Granderson's Relationship With Steve Huesing-Are They Married? His Life As a Straight Man And Coming Out Story!

News by Saburo Published on 17 Dec,2017 Updated on 17 Dec,2017

From getting married to a woman to being gay, LZ Granderson has always been open about his personal life.

LZ Granderson, before coming out, married a woman and also has a son, Isaia, but apparently, he felt like 'drowning' while married to a woman.

When he finally came out as gay he started dating Steve Huesing and it has been quite a few years since they first started dating each other. 

So, how is their life as a couple going on? Are they married already? Let’s find out.

Is LZ Granderson Married To Steve Huesing? 

The award-winning ESPN and CNN journalist, LZ Granderson, is living a wonderful life with the love of his life, Steve Huesing and yes the couple is already married.

LZ Granderson posted a picture on his social media, on May 22, 2016, thanking everyone for their good wishes with a married hashtag.

LZ Granderson with his husband Steve Huesing

LZ Granderson with his husband Steve Huesing

They have been married for around a year now and are completely head over heels in love with each other.

Wedding day picture of LZ and Steve Huesing

Wedding day picture of LZ and Steve Huesing

LZ Granderson frequently uploads pictures of him and his partner, Steve Huesing, on his social media looking genuinely happy.

Also, Granderson recently posted their picture with a caption, Chilling with bae at #bjbigday

LZ chilling out with his husband Steve Huesing

LZ chilling out with his husband Steve Huesing

Well, the couple is happy now, but it wasn't always roses and raindrops. There was a time when LZ was battling with his own identity and with the fact who he really was, that must have difficult for the couple. 

In one of his interviews, after opening up about his sexual preference, he stated that he reconciled this faith with his sexuality as living his life as a straight man felt like drowning.

LZ Granderson’s Coming Out Story

In his interview with ABC News' Uncomfortable Talk, Granderson stated that there were times when he was insecure as a teenager.

Though all his life, before coming out as gay, he was seen as a straight black guy, Granderson stated that he was fighting inside him for who he really was and moved through life as the way as everybody expected him to. 

LZ Granderson at Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents' Dinner Pre-Party

LZ Granderson at Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents' Dinner Pre-Party

In the words of LZ Granderson himself,

I think drowning is a good sort of way to imagine what it’s like, and you can see the air, you know. And you can paddle as fast as you can, you know. But you have this albatross around you that’s holding you down. And you just feel like you can’t fully breathe and you can’t be yourself. And that was certainly the case for me.

Further, in the interview, he stated that the greatest reason for him to come out as who he really was, was his son and says that isn’t comfortable telling people what to do in their lives. 

I don’t feel comfortable telling people what they should do with their lives. I only feel comfortable telling them the impact of what they do could have on others and then hopefully, through that conversation, and share that my experiences will give them the courage to inspire them to share.

So, after fighting his sexual identity half his life, Granderson finally came out as gay and is happily married now. 

Quick Facts:

  • Lz Granderson was born on 11 March 1972
  • He was born in Detroit, Michigan.
  • He had developed a passion for ice hockey and the National Hockey League since his childhood.
  • He completed his graduation from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
  • He was the winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism for which he was also nominated in 2010.
  • He is a 2008 and 2010 honoree of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for column writing.
  • He was once the member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.

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