Episode 16: Lavender Apparitions

Happy Halloween everybody! As good Halloween gays, Leigh and Gretchen bring you a special, spoopy episode for Halloween. In the first half, they bring tales of gay and lesbian ghosts and lavender apparitions of all kinds, though of the kindly and perhaps a bit cheeky variety rather than bloody or scary. For the second half, they interview Joe Applebaum, one of the producers of Queer Ghost Hunters, a paranormal investigation series on YouTube focused on finding and talking to queer ghosts. So grab your bucket of candy and get ready for some spoopy fun on History is Gay!

Outline

0:00 – Introduction
6:41– Socio-Historic Context: Spiritualism
11:23 – Lavender Apparitions and Queer Ghosts
45:16 – Leigh and Gretchen Plan Their Hauntings
52:23 – Fun Segment: Pop Culture Tie-In
54:47 – How Gay were They?
56:31 – Interview with Joe Applebaum of Queer Ghost Hunters
1:44:47 – Closing and Where to Find us Online

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