Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 29+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-01-28
Download Issue
  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

MUSIC Gwen Stefani: Underneath it all MUSIC Gwen Stefani: Underneath it all
From bed in her Los Angeles home, Gwen Stefani insisted she doesn't ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

Robin Roberts thanks girlfriend in year-end message
2013-12-29

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


Longtime broadcast journalist Robin Roberts thanked her girlfriend of 10 years, Amber Laign, in a public Facebook message Dec. 29. The date marked one year since Roberts' 100 days after surviving a bone marrow transplant.

"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together," she wrote, also thanking God, her doctors, nurses, and her sister Sally-Ann ( who was her donor ).

Roberts, 53, has had a lengthy career in broadcast journalism, including as a groundbreaking sportscaster, and most recently at Good morning America on ABC. She was the anchor who sat down with President Barack Obama for his 2012 announcement that he supported marriage equality, the first sitting president to do so.

Roberts was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. In 2012, she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. After her bone marrow transplant, she returned to Good Morning America on Feb. 20, 2013.

Roberts' sexual orientation has long been known to those in her inner circle, but the Dec. 29, 2013 Facebook post was the first time she came out in public with the news.

See her post here: www.facebook.com/photo.php .

See essay on Roberts' coming out here: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/The-Coming-Out-of-Robin-Roberts-Why-It-Matters/45700.html .


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily
agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here.
Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you
stay on this page, the more you help us.

Lesbian candidate vies to win seat as 46th Ward alderman 2015-01-28
Chicago Women in Trades forges new, nontraditional lives 2015-01-28
Music events: Artemis concert Feb. 6-7; OUTMusic Awards put off 2015-01-28
'Orange' nabs SAG awards 2015-01-28
The fight of her life: Longtime activist Healy battles cancer 2015-01-27
National: N. Dak. marriage; Mary Cheney; Anderson Cooper 2015-01-27
Entertainment: Zarley's new CD; Dan Savage project; Kylie Minogue 2015-01-27
Quare Square a South Side stronghold 2015-01-27
Chris Johnson, printer, artist, feminist leader, dies 2015-01-24
Study: Bisexual women face poorer mental health 2015-01-21
WINTER THEATER SPECIAL LGBTQ theater has plenty to offer 2015-01-21
Beck Kramer shines with sci-fi Web comic 2015-01-21
Forum looks back at a lesbian love triangle 2015-01-20
Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center celebrates 30 years 2015-01-20
Shimer College president talks about 'worst college' label 2015-01-14
Christy Webber on landscape design and Chicago landmarks 2015-01-14
Affinity kicks off 20th-anniv. year with Burning Bowl event 2015-01-13
Fertility doctor helps lesbian couple become mothers 2015-01-13
Int'l gay, lesbian football championship in Madison in August 2015-01-09
Comedians present cancer show at Sketchfest 2015-01-07
PASSAGES Laurie Benz, 57, dies 2015-01-05
Looking back: Local passages 2014-12-31
Alcaraz steps down from Abortion Fund 2014-12-31
TOP CHICAGO SPORTS STORY OF 2014 Retiring quarterback Grisafe 2014-12-31
Sandra Bernhard; John Waters; Taylor Lautner parties 2014-12-30
NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Margaret Cho chats about sex, Chicago, Bob Mould 2014-12-24
Navratilova marries 2014-12-24
Notes: TransTech; Court on inmate's gender; UChicago Jabour 2014-12-23
COMEDY Cameron Esposito: The lesbian linguist of funny 2014-12-21
Affinity kicks off 20 year celebration with Burning Bowl 2014-12-21
Lesbian police officer sues city of Markham 2014-12-20
Santiago's spouse among those included in settlement 2014-12-19
Christine Bland named 2014 LGBT engineer of the year 2014-12-17
Life might be getting better for LGBT steelworkers 2014-12-17
NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Lesbian actress Beth Glover gets evil in 'Cinderella' 2014-12-17
Women & Children First to host Sarah Ruhl 2014-12-11
Rivendell's Women at War talkback focuses on DADT 2014-12-07
Recording project aims to amplify LGBT musicians 2014-12-05
Michelle Chamuel: On 'The Voice,' career advice 2014-12-03
Rita Mae Brown on new book, coming out and 'Rubyfruit Jungle' 2014-12-03





Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 

Lesbian candidate vies to win seat as 46th Ward alderman
 
5TH WARD Urban policy pro Jocelyn Hare runs for 5th Ward seat
 
in the Life: David Garcia
 
Original 'ex-ex-gay' John Evans dies
 
Transgender woman of color killed in Texas
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now
Sponsor


Sponsor

  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.