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!


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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