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Cathy Renna
Cathy Renna is a Senior Vice President at Target Cue.

Entries by Cathy Renna

'Seismic' Shift on Gay People From the Vatican, but Will There Be Aftershocks?

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 1:52 PM

The headlines popped up immediately when a gathering of Catholic bishops, officially called the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, said a few things that show a stunning change in church attitudes, if not doctrine, on the very existence and lives of LGBT people. Truth be told,...

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Matthew Shepard: His Legacy Continues

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Even after 16 years the name and story of Matthew Shepard, whose murder, carved into American history, represented a watershed moment that forever changed the conversation about the LGBT experience, not only still resonate but continue to have an impact.

When Matt died in 1998, I was an advocate...

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"What's Between Your Legs?" Is the New "So What Do You Do in Bed?"

(24) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 10:03 PM

Possibly inspired by Laverne Cox and Orange is the New Black, I blurted out the title of this post at a recent panel about media coverage of transgender issues, as I was trying to put into context the quality of coverage of transgender issues today, as compared to gay and...

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RIP, Fred Phelps: Your Legacy Is Not What You May Think

(3) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 2:24 PM

While many people will be celebrating the death of Phelps, whose name is synonymous with irrational hate and vitriol, I think that today the world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community that we realize or understand.

I know because I have had to...

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Coming Out and Being 'Born This Way': Matthew Shepard, Lady Gaga and Me

(5) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 6:33 PM

The week of Oct. 11 is always a bittersweet one. As I am often fond of saying, I don't think I was ever "in the closet." At the age of 5, I came home and told my parents I wanted to marry my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Steinberg. As a kid...

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20/20 Needs New Glasses: Tyler Clementi Segment Sensational and Simplistic

(181) Comments | Posted March 24, 2012 | 9:25 PM

I cringed when I saw the promos for last night's 20/20 and their "exclusive" first interview with former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, just found guilty on 15 counts -- including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation -- last week for spying with a webcam while his roommate, Tyler Clementi,...

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Cynthia Nixon's Only Real Choice? Honesty

(66) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 1:47 PM

Cynthia Nixon's comments about her being gay as a "choice" made me yearn for the clarity of Anne Heche. Laugh all you want, but a decade ago, when Anne and Ellen broke up, and Anne began a relationship with a man, she was quite skilled at articulating the...

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You're Fired: Work It Doesn't Work

(55) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 4:51 PM

After watching the pilot of ABC's soon-to-air sitcom Work It, I think the first thing they should do is re-title this piece of crap. A better title, with all due deference to another very gay-friendly ABC franchise, may be Desperate Network.

The fact that the production companies behind this show,...

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The State of LGBT Visibility in the Media

(18) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 11:45 AM

I approach every October with a sense of pride and dread. For all of the history and progress we celebrate -- and there is a lot to celebrate, especially in the past few years -- there is always sadness in my heart, because October always takes me back, whether I...

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