Everybody’s Talking About Robin Roberts Being Gay
I love Robin Roberts. I've only said that about a million times.
Never once did I question her sexuality. Not because I thought I knew, but, because I didn't care -- because I love her.
I, like many other Robin Roberts fans, have fought health battles with her -- battles that she was not too shy to talk about on Good Morning America. Even though mine and others' contributions to the fight were merely words of encouragement on Twitter, Robin acknowledged that support in a Facebook post on Sunday, where she also thanked God, her sister, Sally Ann, who donated bone marrow to her as she battled a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, and her long-time girlfriend, Amber.
Everybody is talking about Robin announcing that she's gay. Yes, to some (myself included) this is news. I'm sure some are shocked and disappointed. I'm sure others are elated for personal reasons and others are just happy for Robin.
I love Robin -- still.
But let's not miss the most important part of Robin's post. She's alive. She's a fighter who's been challenged by opponents seemingly greater than any human on not one, but two occasions, and she has come out swinging. (Not a sexual preference reference.)
And she's overcome.
Robin Roberts is an overcomer.
She began her Facebook post "Flashback 12/29/12....Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today..when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant..."
She then shared the following quote, saying "'If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.'
At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude."
Love you, Robin -- yesterday, today, tomorrow!