Cathy: Now, I'm at a place where I accept who I am and I embrace the idea that if it's gay people who are going to be my core audience, then that's great. But I do think being gay has taught me to be more compassionate and empathetic than I was raised to be in white bread suburbia. I'm interested in what connects us, not how we're all so different. If there are homophobic people who decide not to explore my music because I share my life with a woman instead of a man, that's really sad. I've tried not to make an issue out of it so that it won't be an issue. I think it's just really important for us to accept ourselves and rise above the negativity.