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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cameron Carpenter

What's to say Major STUD, Unisexual, ... Organist Extraordinaire, ... Lean, ..but could use a little fat..(oh the sin).

I hope Cameron is on the RIGHT trail, .... there are many diversions along the way. We all know that.

Just a fellow Trinity Church Fan!!
posted by David G. at 4:45 AM


Dear David,

Thank you so very much for writing about me on your blog, which was forwarded to me by my manager, who keeps a Google Alert set up to watch for just such posts. I appreciate the positive coverage and the concern, but I think you should read the article on me in The Advocate, Issue 1020 (downloadable as a PDF here: in which I go to some length to explain my sexuality, which while decidedly queer is not exclusively gay. I appreciate being represented accurately and fairly, as I try to do with others.
To say that I am gay is, strictly speaking, inaccurate. Part of standing together for GLBTI rights is recognizing each other's differences, too.

Also, I don't know what would give you or anyone else the idea that I am a potential drug user, but as has also been much-written-about, I don't so much as smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or coffee, much less use drugs. It has happened before that people have nastily insinuated that the speed of my playing, my energy, etc., must come from such an outside source.

While I don't think you're inferring that, I'm sure you can guess how offensive such an insinuation is. For the record, if being "...on the RIGHT trail" means not doing drugs, then yes, I am on the right trail.

Thanks for your concern and, hopefully, continued interest.

With thanks,

Cameron Carpenter
Via email from Oslo, Norway

6/24/2009 1:50 PM  

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