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This week on the latest episode of  “Ghost Hunters”, the hit  paranormal reality show on the SyFy, channel Adam Berry who joined the cast as a paranormal investigator in 2010, after winning the “Ghost Hunters Academy” competition, very matter of factly came out to the shows nationwide audience.

Adam’s intention was to make a connection with the spirits of the gay men whose lives had been lost in a  fire, at the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana one of the most deadly attacks on LGBT people in United States history

According to the reports, an arsonist set fire to the original building in 1973, killing 32 men who tried desperately to escape through windows without success. Because the establishment was frequented by the gay community, many families were afraid to claim the bodies of those lost in the fire. As a result, many were buried in unmarked graves.  And in an attempt to connect with the deceased, Adam Berry revealed that he, too, was gay and that the spirits had nothing to be afraid or ashamed of.

Berry married his long-time lover, Ben Griessmeyer, in August of 2012. But until this week, no mention of his sexual orientation or recent marriage had been mentioned on “Ghost Hunters”.

A tweet from his Twitter account dated Sept. 20, suggests that some fans did not react favorably.

To those complaining: I said I was gay during the show b/c I wanted 2 connect 2 the spirits that were lost. FYI been ‘out’ for a decade! LOL” says Berry.

But most fans while some expressed surprise by the announcement, congratulated him for his courage.

From Back2Stonewall.com Adam CONGRATULATIONS on your recent marriage and for so matter of factly being an out gay man on television.

We could use a lot more like you.

4 Comments

  1. Raymond Peterson says:

    adam, i just want to say that i think it’s amazing that you came out – to a national audience – in such a matter of fact way the other night. i’ve always enjoyed “ghost hunters” and now i have another reason to watch. i hope everyone on the show supports you and your husband…he’s a lucky man!! and to those complainers, well, there’s always going to be those that can find something to bitch about. i don’t even know you and yet i’m sooo proud of you for putting yourself on the line. congrats on your marriage. i wish only good things for the two of you.

  2. Chip Coffey says:

    I attended Adam and Ben’s wedding — it was a lovely and joyful day! I hope that, someday, an individual’s sexual identity won’t be an “issue” that “requires” discussion or media attention.

    • Will Kohler says:

      Hi Chip. Attention isn’t the poroblem. Its the way that some people use it to draw negative attention and to harm others that is really is to blame.. To dispell steretypes and bring LGBT individuals into the public people like Adam who are okay with being so matter of factly out is a great thing and leads otherts to be more tolerable and accepting.

  3. Sue G. says:

    Adam and Ben are two very dear friends of mine and I say, bravo Adam! And Adam, I hope you connected to those who died in that fire. I was around and closeted in those days, and 1973 was a very hard time to be gay. Heartbreaking story.

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