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Robin Roberts fires back at critics who say she came out too late

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Robin Roberts was already one of “Good Morning America’s” most beloved anchors, thanks to the way she candidly chronicled her triumphant battle with cancer. In December, Roberts further endeared herself with fans when she came out as gay. Although many celebrated her decision to open up about her sexuality and her relationship with her girlfriend, Amber Laign, some were critical of her timing. Now, Roberts has responded to those critics and explains that she’s living life by her own rules.

In a new interview with Good Housekeeping, Roberts talked about her coming out moment and comments from fans, saying that she waited too late in her life to come out as gay.

“I was so moved that people got it and said, ‘You’re happy.’ Others, though, were asking,’Why didn’t you say something about her before? Why are you only recognizing her now?’ News flash: Some people like their anonymity. This is what’s right for me. Love is love, and I’m grateful to have that.

“Sometimes there’s a stigma attached to how people view you if you’re living a certain way. But I don’t care — you gotta live your life. You gotta find what happiness is and what it means for you, and you can’t get caught up in what someone is saying about you on Twitter. You don’t go through a year like I did to not be happy and not make your own choices,” Roberts added.

Regardless of what her critics may say, her bravery has certainly inspired other LGBT people to take that brave step out of the closet. –nicholas robinson


1 Comment

  1. kelly on April 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    there is something real erry bout two women in bed lickin and suckin, and two men butt bumpin lol…. is this the way god meant ? i mean…….
    i have gay friends but , gay people are saying they have the right to love who they love …love is an emotion any one can love a dog or cat like they are family ..i completely get it the love factor .. BUUUUUT …. THE GAY argue ment and opposition comes from the sexula nature of the relationship .. its one thing to fall in love …love and sex is two whole different things ., im sorry im no gay phobic , but the phobics feel that this is an abomination of gods word . adam and eve .. so are yall saying all these down low men are right ? f or haveing wives and girlfriends but creep with men? that is why you know its something not quite right bout being gay ….. when you say its ok ..your saying a man with a sexual desire to f…uck a man is ok… separate the love factor and you got … A BUNCH OF HORMONE RAGING IDIOTS , TRYING TO MAKE AN EXCUSE FOR FUCKIN THE OTHER SEX …. THATS WHY ATLANTA IS SATURATED AND SAN FRANCISO .. CAUSE GAYS GO WHERE THEY KNOW THEY ARE NOT BOTHERED .. THE DOWNLOWS ARE THE REASON .. . that so many people hate this life style it just dont make since …to us out side of sexual desire … you can say you love a woman more than you could love a man .. ummm well if you set out to love a woman you will love a woman duhhh. if you say you dont want a man you will seek out a woman.. or man to man …..
    so GAYS NEEDTO STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR A FANTASY AND DESIRE ….. BY SAYING IMA IN LOVE .. THERE is different types of love ….. gays say love but it means sexulal arrousal .. but fake it to make it honey