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“Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts Comes Out Publicly After Beating Cancer

robin-roberts-medical-leave-gmaFlashback 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.”

 

— Good Morning America host Robin Roberts mentioning her longtime girlfriend for the first time in a note posted on her Facebook page

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  • 60 Comments
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      Welcome sister ;)

      Dec 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fourltrfred
      Fourltrfred

      Good for you Robin. Best wishes.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • royster
      royster

      Jimbryant, the only “movement” you belong in is of the bowel variety.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • eros1405
      eros1405

      @jimbryant: Soooooo according you we can’t be gay and religious?

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marc sfe
      marc sfe

      @jimbryant: And you know what? That’s none of your concern or worry. If you knew anything about REAL christianity, JC said not ONE WORD about homosexuality.

      It would seem you have a lot of issues Mr Bryant. Deal with them. Ms Roberts apparently has.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @royster: ROFL!

      @jimbryant: But Jim, she is probably faking lesbianism just to impress straight men. Or something. You tell us that all the time, remember?

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      @jimbryant: That’s easily the most idiotic statement I’ve read all day. Congratulation you imbecile.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wingfield
      Wingfield

      People… stop responding to jimbryant. He is clearly a troll who just likes to start sh!t.

      Good for Robin. I wonder when Queen Latifah will take the leap…

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonasalden
      jonasalden

      @jimbryant: Ugh! I’m black and I regret that this religion vs. gay hypocrisy that Jim Bryant talks about is true. There’s a reason why: Because religion runs so deep in Black culture, seeing this hypocrisy is problematic. Some people just pass right over it, saying things like “We are all God’s children,” ignoring that many of his other children say gays are not, and use the Bible to support that view. Others “strike a bargain”, similar to DADT; something more like “Don’t Show Don’t Ask”. Those who might be offended by what Jim says may be put off by the brusqueness of his comment (“You see this a lot in Black people.”). Btw Jim, where have I “seen” you before? I recognize you as someone who makes a career of provocative comments. Is your comment constructive or destructive?

      Dec 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Congratulations Lady….a class act…

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Don’t feed the troll…Love you Robin!!

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      He and his conservative ilk are just infuriated that their stick to beat on “liberals” and our agenda, whatever that, Benghazi has completely collapsed and empirical and absolute proof it was exactly as reported.

      So the conservatives have lost in every single way all year.

      http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/benghazi/?smid=tw-bna#/?chapt=0

      Can’t wait until 2015 when we in the UK can kick out this disgusting government once and for all.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j.martinez53
      j.martinez53

      @jimbryant: You are the number one jackass on queerty! All you know how to do is post negative comments. You must really be an unhappy individual! Why don’t you get a life or die already!! You should be embracing her, not ridiculing her. Or is that not in your not in your nature!!!

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      There are plenty of blacks who are totally hypocritical vis a vis their supposed Christianity versus their actual behaviour. Just look at those blacks who go around preaching and then visit prostitutes.

      When it comes to religion and homosexuality, Robin Roberts appears to be one of those who wants to have her cake and eat it too. I’m not buying it.

      She’s also a woman. Yep, a woman. Do you seriously think women can accurately represent homosexuality? No, they can’t. They don’t have the genuine sexuality of us guys. They fake their sexuality because they can. They use their sexuality as a ploy.

      Look, I’m happy for Robin’s continued health but let’s not labor under the illusion that she’s suddenly a fabulous person.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonasalden
      jonasalden

      whoa. Easy Jim Bryant! Women don’t have genuine sexuality? Ever seen a woman have an orgasm? And even if you haven’t, whoa still. These crazy pronouncements make YOU sound crazy. Or worse even, a troll trying to stir up things. And as for hypocritical behavior among races, there’s plenty to go around. Honestly Jim, fake their sexuality? Wow…

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      jonaselden,

      Orgasm? Women don’t have orgasms, sweetheart. Yes, women can enjoy sex but they don’t have orgasms. Orgasms are defined as delivering the gamete. The only gender that can deliver a gamete as a result of sexual arousal is the male.

      My point is that it is dangerous to automatically include women in the homosexuality cause. They are disingenuous at best. Have you forgotten the rollicking adventures of Anne Heche?

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • canadian ally
      canadian ally

      I am glad Robin has the courage to come out as a lesbian. I hope people don’t hold her sexual orientation against her. In fact I hope people accept don’t hold others sexual orientation against them either.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Canadian ally,

      You cannot come out as a lesbian. You can only come out as homosexually oriented. “Lesbian” is a term that includes gender within its definition, and thus it is not possible for a woman to come out as a woman since it is already known that she’s a woman.

      Just thought I’d correct your terminology there.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonasalden
      jonasalden

      @jimbryant: Okay, we all know that women’s sexuality (or at least sexual behavior) is somewhat more fluid than men’s, but I don’t think Robin Roberts is in that category Jim. There are complications unique to men, and others unique to women with respect to being openly gay. But I think what everyone has taken exception to is your tone; gross generalizations and condescension (“…honey.”). I can think of plenty instances in which Whites are hypocritical, especially on matters relating to racial politics and the hegemony they enjoy. But that’s not to say all fit that description, at least not all the time. But to make such a statement without a follow-up as to why leaves the impression that either you don’t know why, or the reason is irrelevant. I agree that religion is used as a crutch in the Black community (and sometimes as a weapon), But giving the 360 view gives your comment credibility. Btw, you don’t like women, do you?

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tyler100
      Tyler100

      You guys really don’t get that Jim isn’t concerned with logic or facts or even decency but is simply using hurtful statements to draw attention to himself. As Balehead said, don’t feed the troll.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonasalden
      jonasalden

      @Tyler100: I didn’t know that because I don’t know him. It’s just that I took exception to a few things he said, and have noticed that he tends to make inflammatory comments without much basis. I did NOT think it was necessarily troll behavior because I have only seen his name come up a few times throughout my time on Queerty. However, I see your point about not feeding into the drama. It’s just that it’s difficult not to refute these comments sometimes, rather than let them rest unchallenged.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Bravo to Robin Roberts! This is a great day! I am so glad she has freed herself of the weight of secresy!

      Dec 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EricNYCity
      EricNYCity

      @jimbryant

      “Orgasm? Women don’t have orgasms, sweetheart. Yes, women can enjoy sex but they don’t have orgasms. Orgasms are defined as delivering the gamete. The only gender that can deliver a gamete as a result of sexual arousal is the male.”

      God you’re an idiot! You obviously didn’t get past high school.

      Look up orgasm sometime.. .it has nothing to do with delivering a gamete. Males and females have orgasms, which are controlled by the autonomic nervous system. You’re confusing ejaculations and orgasms.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonasalden
      jonasalden

      @EricNYCity: Good point. That one just went right past me! I was too focused on the tone of the comment to notice the inaccuracy. Isn’t funny how we’ve forgotten what the original topic was (at least I had until this moment)? Good for you, Robin Roberts. It couldn’t have been easy for a woman of a certain age and background to finally declare herself.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Eric,

      Thanks for confirming exactly what I said.

      Orgasms are defined as the physiological changes which are associated with release of the gamete from the body. As women do not release their gamete from their bodies, they cannot be having an orgasm. Call it something else.

      I’m not saying that women can’t enjoy the sex act. I’m simply saying that it is not an orgasm. Only men can have orgasms.

      Keep in mind the enormous number of women who fake their “orgasms” to keep their husbands happy. Fake is as fake does.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marc sfe
      marc sfe

      @jimbryant: You are just sooooo hysterically stupid. In the dictionary: “lesiban, noun. A homosexual woman.”

      Jim, Im sorry you are so self hating. Must be hard to be you. bye bye…..

      Dec 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      jonasalden,

      Women’s “sexuality” is NOT more fluid than men’s. Firstly, it is not a true sexuality, so calling it a fluid sexuality is a bunch of bull. Stop insulting male sexuality by even beginning to compare women to men in this regard.

      Men have the true fluid sexuality. That’s because male sexuality is a genuine sexuality. It’s also because men have powerful sex drives which means they will turn to men in the absence of women.

      The last thing we need is PC gay guys or metrosexual males trying to elevate women up to this pedestal to which they do not truly belong. Spare me the clap-trap and stop side-lining male sexuality, including male homosexuality.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alanj
      alanj

      @jonasalden: and once again a comments section has been completely trashed by jimbryant, I’m glad you’re trying to get it back on topic.

      QUEERTY do something!!! it’s becoming very boring and also frustrating trying to ignore the hatred this one peddles in his comments. You’ve had a number of complaints to the Moderator but I don’t see any change or response.

      In the short term maybe everyone should just ignore the troll and only return comments concerning the original article, no matter how provocative the troll becomes.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @alanj: It’s a mystery. I’m under the impression that “jim” has been thrown off here at least TWICE before, under his previous personae of “brian” and “jason.” So why don’t they do something now? Maybe we make it too “entertaining” for them by our responses. In some threads it doesn’t matter as much, but I agree with you that this is not one of them: r@cism, misogyny AND bad science all in one thread are pretty nauseating.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Back on topic: I’ll try her show. “Today” is too peppy and cloying, and I’m sick of Morning Joe.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      marc sfe,

      Do you even bother to read what I said? Looks like you didn’t.

      I simply said that a woman cannot come out as a lesbian. She can come out as homosexual, not a lesbian.

      Lesbian means BOTH woman and homosexual. A woman cannot come out as both.

      Please think about how to correctly use language. Your current level of knowledge is debatable.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samwise343
      samwise343

      This can’t be a coincidence. Duck Dynasty’s distributor/producer is A&E, which is co-owned by Disney. Disney owns ABC, which produces Robin’s show Good Morning America. Disney is trying to calm the storm. Nice try, Disney.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      samwise,

      Oh, yes, brilliant deduction. I didn’t think about that.

      This seems to have Disney’s sticky fingers all over it. Sort of like playing both sides. Disney appears to be playing both sides and treating us like fools.

      If that’s the case, maybe it’s time to boycott anything owned by Disney.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 12:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alanj
      alanj

      @the other Greg: maybe Donald Duck will come and get him he’s already in an imaginary kingdom. Seriously it’s not worth getting into any comment threads on Queerty as they just get hijacked with drivel.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 12:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      @jimbryant:

      Jim, your message is not getting across :( They’re not ready. You and Copernicus, buddy. I weep for how your intellect is being squandered here. I beg of you to put your full effort into a BLOG of your own instead; epoch-defining revolutionary ideas such as yours can’t be communicated in soundbites or a few paltry paragraphs; they require book-length disquisitions to do justice to the scope of their breathtaking ambition and, dare I say it – genius. Go now and busy yourself and create that paradigm change! And don’t forget do drop a monthly link so we can keep up with your progress (but no spoilers, mind!)

      Your biggest fan
      X

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      alanj,

      Then what are you doing here?

      If you find my posts offensive, why don’t you simply move on to the next one in the sequence?

      You come across as one of these holier-than-thou wannabe-censors who simply cannot stand that others have views that deviate from yours or the PC view in general. Well, buddy, bully for you.

      P.S. I hope I’m wrong in my conclusion because I couldn’t bear the idea of someone being so narrow of thought.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      @canadian ally: Based on the quoted statement above Robin Roberts has not come out as a lesbian. She has just come out as a woman in a same-sex relationship.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      @jimbryant: Blah, blah, blah. “Please think about how to correctly use language.” – indeed.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 6:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      NOM and other bigots heads are exploding. Uh Oh bigots, even people in the entertainment industry are coming out and not losing their jobs.

      Pretty soon only bigotry will get people fired. lol

      Dec 30, 2013 at 8:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      Yet another comments section that becomes entirely devoted to he who must not be named…TROLL 19…he she or it must be dumping it’s nut after all that…Glad to hear about Robin…Harvey Milk will be smiling at you from the other side.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      19 comments all about Eve…Eve..Eve..Evil little Eve…actually this comment makes it an even 20 all about the bastard child of Anita Bryant.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Slightly off-topic, but TV-related:

      I wish Queerty had devoted some attention to the ridiculous HBO show “Jam’ie: Private School Girl,” which had its jaw-dropping finale last night. Is it too un-PC or something?

      Come to think of it, maybe we could arrange for the Troll to watch that show – his head would explode and all our problems here would be solved!

      Dec 30, 2013 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @the other Greg: They did have ads for a while…I have been meaning to watch…Is funny yes..???

      Dec 30, 2013 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @AuntieChrist: I think it’s hysterically funny, but be prepared for some raunchy and un-PC humor (by American standards – it’s Australian).

      Dec 30, 2013 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @the other Greg: I love that kind of stuff, Thanks G :-)

      Dec 30, 2013 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samwise343
      samwise343

      @jimbryant: Jim, thanks for agreeing with me. Meanwhile, for the record, I cannot agree with everything else you’ve written. Your statements are incredibly stupid. Good luck.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      Feed the troll and watch it grow…IT must be the size of Cleveland by now.@samwise343: Be afraid, be very afraid…Hobbit beware the troll.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer
      krystalkleer

      congrats ROBIN!
      http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/12/wrappn-it-up.html

      Dec 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CCTR
      CCTR

      Thanks Robin!

      “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.”

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @krystalkleer: that’s right use every article to hawk your lame blog bitch. Nothing original taken from others. Goddess I hate YOU. Don’t make me use the curse. I am the last of the old who can.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @jimbryant: Curse mé tú ó na máithreacha womb.The bandia offend.those tú a thug tú curse breithe tú do gach am. You offend the mother of all things.Pan hates you. The gods revile you. We may allow an ant. In that you will find luck.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @jimbryant: Do not offend the MOTHER. She may laugh once at your folly.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nina123
      Nina123

      upto I saw the check for $9300, I be certain that…my… best friend was realey bringing home money part-time from there pretty old laptop.. there neighbour has done this for only about twenty one months and just cleared the debts on their villa and bourt a great Jaguar E-type. check this site out……. http://clockurl.com/Bcp

      Dec 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Auntie,

      May your nose hairs grow inwards and sprout through your eyebrows.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @jimbryant: Níl aon áit is féidir dhuit hide.Nothing nach féidir léi a fheiceáil. Beware Beast salach.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @jimbryant: Already done.The roots of she who is all things lives within. Man gives one small part. SHE gives the rest. Deny her name and perish. That is law.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny
      Teleny

      Congrats to Robin & Amber.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @jimbryant: If you be a true gay man. Then the goddess is your Queen. Only the church and the male driven system has destroyed all that is pure. The balance of male female all equal,all good. Is the only way. The only right,is that we all live in harmony.But this idea removes greed and stupidity.,,My father taught me hate, but my Mother taught me LOVE. I CHOOSE LOVE.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cjc1414
      cjc1414

      Just one more GMA anchor to come out, how ’bout it George?

      Dec 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Auntie,

      Yes, darling, anything you say, darling.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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