Tuesday Morning Man: Cameron Hawthorn!
Cameron Hawthorn has been getting a lot of well-deserved in recent days for releasing a wonderful new music video in which he came out publicly as a gay man.
The video for Dancing In The Living Room features romantic vignettes and highlights the intimacy of dancing with one’s partner at home. In the video, there is a diversity of couples including a lesbian couple moving in together, an elderly couple dancing in their kitchen, and Hawthorne dancing with his own partner.
“I remember always thinking how special it was to dance freely with my boyfriend in the living room of our apartment – being gay, it’s not as easy to dance as a couple in public together as it is for a straight couple,” he says. “I wanted to express how special that moment is for a couple, when it’s just the two of you in the privacy of your own four walls.”
He is from a small town in Kansas and after years of being in the closet and subtly avoiding songwriting about romantic love, Hawthorn says “I finally decided I needed to record and release this as a part of my journey. For me and for so many others, that message is beyond important. It’s a simple message, but it needs to be told right now in the world we live in.”