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.