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‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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By George Chidi
Sunday, December 29, 2013 21:35 EST
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Robin Roberts, who has anchored ABC’s “Good Morning America” show for more than 10 years, revealed that she is gay in a Facebook post thanking her fans for their support through her transplant recovery.

Roberts’ message, in addition to thanking family, friends and physicians, also noted that “I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.”

Roberts has kept few secrets about her health. She wrote and spoke extensively about her battle with breast cancer in 2008 and again in 2012 when she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.

Watch a news report about her announcement below.


by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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Is she the one that had cancer / myelodysplasia?
Its.me.Sam.
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:46 AM
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good for her.  i am glad she felt ready and confident and comfortable to publicly acknowledge a relationship that has clearly been such a profound and supportive one.  

Iconoclast
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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She's awesome
Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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Is this a surprise?
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JaeMommy07
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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Good for her!
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by HRH of MJ on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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I don't know her, or watch the show but...Good for her!

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Its.me.Sam.
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM
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i dont think it is about it being a "surprise"... its about her finding the courage to come out this way with a private part of her life .. a fundamental part of her happiness that could very well have a negative affect on her career.  it is brave. 

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley: Is this a surprise?


lga1965
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:20 AM
No, it's not. But it's a private,personal matter that she didn't have to reveal . She just wanted to praise the people in her life who gave her strength during her health crisis.

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Healthystart30
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:23 AM
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She just thanked her spouse. You would think she was screaming it off rooftops with the way people are acting.
I saw this on the Ellen Facebook page and people were actually bashing gay people and writing how disgusting this is o_O
smalltownmom03
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:26 AM
Why is this news? Do we make a big dea out of it everytime someone thanks their spouse?
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