Robin Roberts Comes Out in Facebook Post

robin-roberts-at-peabody-awardsGood Morning America co-host Robin Roberts came out publicly for the first time today in a Facebook message that reflects on her health battles and expresses gratitude for the people who supported her, including her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign. โ€œI am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,โ€ Roberts wrote. Roberts made headlines in May 2012 when she landed the interview with President Obama where he first announced his support for marriage equality. A month later, Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease, which was related to treatments that followed her 2007 breast cancer diagnosis. In todayโ€™s Facebook post, Roberts also thanks her sister, who was also her bone marrow donor.
The theme of the post is gratitude.
HEART TRUTH FW10 NEW YORK 02/11/2010 โ€œReading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: โ€˜If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present,โ€™โ€ Roberts wrote. โ€œAt this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude.โ€
Roberts joins celebrities such as Wentworth Miller, Jason Collins, Michelle Rodriguez, Raven-Symonรฉ and more who came out in 2013.
Learn more at http://www.hrc.org/comingout.
December 29, 2013 by Carolyn Simon, Associate Director of Digital Media

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4 thoughts on “Robin Roberts Comes Out in Facebook Post

  1. I’m not really familiar with this lady (due to time zones and general boycott of TV ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but this is a great news for at least two reasons:
    1. She is surrounded by loving people.
    2. She looks stunning in red! (Now I have to apologise to Sigourney Weaver for this obvious disloyalty ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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    • She is a well known face to the American Public for sure, for those of us that are able to keep up with current events, it’s also great to see the well to do stepping up to the plate and being courageous and proud of who they are, she definitely is stunning in Red, as would be anyone, after all it is the color of “love” thanx for your comments, have a super New Year… ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Thank you so much! I hope 2014 is to become the best year, cause I just can’t wait to leave 2013 behind. And to You, my blogging friend, may this be a year of good news, respect and equality.

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