Monday, December 30, 2013

ABC's Robin Roberts Comes Out Via Facebook

Robin Roberts, the ABC television personality who famously interviewed President Barack Obama last year when he finally endorsed marriage equality, has come out herself as in a longtime relationship with a woman, in a public Facebook post.
Flashback 12/29/12....Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today..when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant...and KJ was finally allowed to come back home.

Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: "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."

At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude.

I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health.

I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life.

I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.

I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold.

On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too.

Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Peace, love, and blessings to all..XO
Gawker reported at the time that Roberts hesitated to do the Obama interview because she might be outed as a lesbian. Joe.My.God reports that Roberts girlfriend's name is Amber Laign, a massage therapist. The two have been together for around ten years.

Congratulations on coming out, Robin. Better late than never, I guess! I wonder who will be the biggest celebrity to come out in 2014? To jog your memory, here's an interesting list of the Top 50 coming out stories of 2013 from TowleRoad.

Hat/tip to LGBT Think Progress

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