Robin Roberts comes “out”

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I really do not understand all the hoopla about Robin Roberts.  Actually I don’t think I understand the term “come out” as it relates to her.  Where did she come out from?  Why is it that when someone acknowledges their same sex relationship it is news?

Ms. Roberts a popular news anchor recently started a media frenzy after she posted the following on facebook.

“At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude,” she wrote. “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.”

When this happened all over the media you saw “Robin Roberts comes out”. She has been in a relationship with this woman for the past 10 years. She was not hiding it from anyone. Her friends and family where all aware of her relationship.  Is it because we as nosey individuals who for some reason have the right to about every celebrity relationship did not know.  It is all ridiculous to me that this is what is considered news worthy. Maybe it is just me. I really enjoy her and she continues to be an amazing woman of strength.

~Tricia

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