Robin Roberts is Gay, Thanks Girlfriend For Support

Robin Roberts vintage ESPNThis afternoon my news feed was bursting at the seams about Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts’ gayness. Upon telling my snarky roommate, he said he wasn’t surprised and when I asked if it was because she had short hair he said, “No, she was a really good college basketball player.”

I don’t want to admit that that makes sense because it’s less politically correct than Tiffany “Pennsatucky” on Orange Is The New Black, but it’s definitely funny. (Click here for a look at her as a Lady Lion at Southeastern Louisiana University.)

Roberts didn’t loudly “come out,” she simply mentioned her long time massage therapist girlfriend Amber Laign on Facebook. 

From a thank you letter regarding her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone disorder that generally causes fatigue and a weakened immune system:

I am grateful for my entire family, my longtime 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. 

This brings to mind my favorite bit of stand-up from fellow out black showbiz lady Wanda Sykes.

“You been hanging around black people, and they got you thinking you black! They twisted your mind! … What did I do??! What did I do?? I knew I shouldn’t have let you watch Soul Train!”

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