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GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« on: December 29, 2013, 10:07:39 PM »
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Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” came out as gay on her Facebook page Sunday, The Wrap reported.

Good Morning America Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
Robin Roberts (Image source: Facebook)

Roberts’ sexuality had been known to her family, friends and co-workers, according to The Wrap, adding that the mention of longtime girlfriend Amber Laign was her first public acknowledgement.

“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 posted as part of a thank-you message for those who had supported her after her bone marrow transplant last year.

Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and took a leave from “GMA” to undergo the transplant in October of 2012. She returned to the show in February 20, 2013, The Wrap noted.

TheBlaze reported that Roberts was specifically chosen by the White House for the famous interview in May 2012 in which President Obama announced his support of gay marriage.

Michelle Obama used her Twitter account to show support for Roberts after she announced her blood disorder:


@RobinRoberts, Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe in you and thank you for bringing awareness and hope to others. –mo

— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 11, 2012
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/29/gma-host-robin-roberts-comes-out-as-gay-in-facebook-post/
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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 10:09:52 PM »
Ms. Roberts:  that's nice; now why don't you tell me something that matters.

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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 10:11:57 PM »
OK. So what's on the show this week. Anything good?
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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 10:28:56 PM »
OK. So what's on the show this week. Anything good?

Probably not.

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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 05:34:36 AM »
It was a poorly held secret Miss Roberts.
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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 08:04:22 AM »

Well, isn't that special?
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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 08:47:15 AM »
And this is news because....?

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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 08:57:24 AM »
Seriously.

I didn't realize she hadn't come out yet. 

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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 10:29:40 AM »

It's not about whether it was previously 'known'  or not.

It is simply a manufactured opportunity to show how wonderful gays really are after the Phil Robertson smackdown...


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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 10:32:09 AM »
It's not about whether it was previously 'known'  or not.

It is simply a manufactured opportunity to show how wonderful gays really are after the Phil Robertson smackdown...

Most likely, yes.
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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 11:06:56 AM »
I thought that was the reason she was given that interview with obie is because she was gay?


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Re: GMA Host Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay in Facebook Post
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 02:58:51 PM »
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Michelle Obama congratulated "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts and her newly acknowledged girlfriend, Amber Laign, as Roberts marks her remarkable recovery after a bone marrow transplant.

"I am so happy for you and Amber!" the first lady tweeted Monday, while the first family spends the holidays in Hawaii.

"You continue to make us all proud," Obama added, signing the tweet "mo" to indicate she authored the message and not her staff.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/michelle-obama-tweets-support-robin-roberts-girlfriend-article-1.1561512#ixzz2ozRerbE7
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