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7-14-2011 @ 7:23PM
I played flute from 6th grade up through college, got a degree in music, and I'm not gay. The stereotype was there the entire freaking time, but it's true to a certain extent in the professional world. The odd thing is that professional flutists (there are records of a guild of professional flutists in ancient Rome going on strike) were all male, as well as all professional musicians, with very few exceptions (Clara Schumann, professional pianist mid 1800s, first name that comes to mind). Sexual orientation wasn't even a consideration in choice of instrument. If someone thought you were gay, it was because of how you behaved, not what instrument you played or vocal part you sang.Except for castrati, which the Italians loved but the English hated. Women probably loved them too, at least the ones that could work up any kind of sexual desire, since a woman couldn't get pregnant from one. But I digress.
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