The Gay Agenda A review on LZ Granderson’s“The Myth of the Gay Agenda”
http://www.spikednation.com/sites/default/ﬁles/emvideo-youtube-CstD6O95L-o.jpgIn May 2012, CNN andESPN reporter LZGranderson gave an inspiring talk about equal rightsand the myths of the “gay lifestyle” and “gay agenda.”
His biggest point wasthat the LGBTcommunity isn’t outfor world domination,they just want therights that theconstitution hasalready given them.His point is thatpeople are people, anddeserve to be treatedas such. http://img.scoop.it/UvGbYKumWYBedcBt3edYsjl72eJkfbmt4t8yenImKBVaiQDB_Rd1H6kmuBWtceBJ
LZ Granderson was born on March 11, 1972 in Detroit Michigan. From a young age, he knew he was gay, but in fear kept it to himself until much later. He still lives in Michigan with his partner and 15 year old son.http://blog.tedxdesmoines.com/wp-content/uploads/ 2012/07/LZ_granderson-e1341187970616.jpg
http://rodonline.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c6d4753ef0176159efaee970c-popup LZ grabbed my attention fairly early, and after a bit of a lull, he hooked me all the way in. He began by referencing “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” which caught my attention, as I was curious as to where he was going. I lost focus for a minute, but when he began to sarcastically go through the “Evil Gay Lifestyle,” I began to hang on his every word.
For the remainder of the presentation, his sarcastic and humorous remarks and double- standards kept me fully committed. You could tell that he was nervous in the beginning, but once he warmed up and the audience started laughing, his true presentation abilities came through.http://images.ted.com/images/ted/41ad7a083a13228923fc23408c2753bf2cca26b8_254x191.jpg
THE TED COMMANDMENTS LZ went out on that stage and opened himself to the audience. In a time and place where announcing your homosexuality is a crap shoot, LZ showed courage andtrust in his fellow human beings. He told us stories, made us laugh, and got us thinking in only 17 minutes of his time. Imagine what he could get us thinking and doing with more. LZ Granderson showed all of the Ted Commandments.
LZ showed me that opening up to theaudience about yourself and trusting them to accept you for it can be a very affective way topush yourself past ‘okay’ and into ‘great.’ http://farm4.static.ﬂickr.com/3476/3399012354_dd3f612a84.jpg
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/images/publications/wct/2011-07-06/granderson-color.jpg I would recommend people try to be honest about themselves when presenting. It shows the audience that you trust them, and it will engage them more. You also need to be a little light hearted though, even in serious topics. We can’t be serious all the time. We are all human.
Although LZ wasn’t as funny as Sir Ken Robinson, he did have a more serious and personal issue. He opened himself up to the audience than Sir Robinson did, and had a great presentation because of it. http://www.zimbio.com/photos/LZ+Granderson/21st+Annualhttp://www.millersville.edu/education/img/ken_robinson.png +GLAAD+Media+Awards+Arrivals/I8liZ4nlsjg
http://www.zimbio.com/photos/LZ+Granderson/27th+Anniversary+Sports+Spectacular+Beneﬁting/3DLoBk84lKK Overall, I would give LZ Granderson a 4 out of 5. He took a few minutes to really hit his stride, but once he did he became a fantastic speaker. I recommend everyone to watch this video. I have never seen someone put a complex, emotional issue so simply. Thank you.