Looks like we’ll have to add Robin Roberts to our list of courageous folks of 2013. The Good Morning America anchor came out as a lesbian today on Facebook after surviving the year cancer free.
“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,” Roberts wrote on Facebook, acknowledging for the first time publicly her sexual identity.
Roberts had a bone marrow transplant in 2012 and her sister Sally-Ann was her donor.
Roberts’ partner of 10 years is Amber Laign, a massage therapist. The two met through mutual friends.