New York, NY (June 9, 2021)-Ramble,a leading podcast network that amplifies the voices of established and influential tastemakers through their podcasts and beyond, today announced the launch of Queerified, new weekly podcast hosted by Gigi Gorgeous-LGBTQIA+ Icon, social media star, transgender activist, author and television personality and her longtime best friend Marc Lamentac, also known as 'Mimi.' Ramble is a division of Cadence13, an Audacy company.
On Queerified, Gigi and Mimi will talk about what it was like growing up queer, the successes and lessons of life, how to celebrate queer joy every day, and more with special guests in the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.
Gigi's rise to stardom began in 2008 when she created her YouTube channel, posting beauty, fashion and makeup tutorial videos as a Toronto high school student, while also encouraging her viewers to express themselves in the face of bullies and harassment. Born Gregory Lazzarato and raised outside Toronto, Canada, Gigi was a nationally ranked diving champion and at the age of 19 she came out on her YouTube channel, identifying as a gay male. In 2013, she announced that she was a transgender woman and legally changed her name to Gigi Loren Lazzarato in 2014, a pivotal year in which she documented her transition on her channel that ultimately laid the groundwork for her award-winning feature length documentary, 'This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous', directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple. Most recently, Gigi released her hilariously candid memoir HE SAID, SHE SAID: Lessons, Stories and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey with Harmony Books, a division of Penguin Random House.
'On 'Queerified', I wanted to start a conversation that is empowering, entertaining, and humorous, having an open dialogue about the issues and experiences that made me the person I am today,' said Gigi Gorgeous. 'My best friend Marc Lamentac, or Mimi, and I invite listeners around the world to join us every week, and we are thrilled to partner with Ramble to bring this dream show to life!'
'Gigi has a larger-than-life personality, and an equally powerful voice as an activist,' said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13 and Ramble. 'As Pride is celebrated around the world, we're excited to welcome Gigi and Mimi to the Ramble and Cadence13 family.'
'It's important that LGBTQIA+ voices and issues are given a platform,' said UTA Emerging Platforms Agent A.J. Leone. 'We're confident that Ramble is the perfect home for Gigi's debut audio project and are thrilled that she will have this forum to discuss an array of empowering topics.'
Queerified will launch on June 16, 2021, on Apple Podcasts, Audacy, Spotify, and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be available on Wednesdays. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the series here: https://link.chtbl.com/VdCmLJaQ.
Download the cover for Queerified and Gigi's photo here: https://we.tl/t-ZppiGys4Mr.
Follow Gigi Gorgeous on Instagram @GigiGorgeous, Twitter @TheGigiGorgeous, YouTube Gigi Gorgeous, and Facebook @GigiGorgeous.
Gigi is represented by United Talent Agency, Select Management Group and Ashley Silver at Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver & Thompson, LLP.
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