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GMA co-host Robin Roberts comes out on Facebook, shares New Year hope

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Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts made the new when she shared her cancer battle with fans. Today she is in the headlines again but not because of her health. Reports on Dec. 29 from New York Daily News share Robin Roberts has come out as a gay woman in a Facebook post.

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In an early New Year’s Eve message, Roberts shared her hope for a happy and healthy 2014. Her Facebook post reads: "I am grateful for my entire family, my longtime girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.”

She continues: "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."

Many will ask themselves why a message from Robin Robert’s coming out as a lesbian is an important message in social media circles.

In 2013 alone, more states in the United States have changed their laws in favor of equal marriage rights. More and more people are recognizing the significance of the bias and stigma members of the LGBT community face on a daily basis. They recognize the impacts these negative attitudes against LGBT individuals has on their well-being.

As a minority woman, now officially out as a lesbian woman, Robin Roberts and her partner Amber Laign, a licensed massage therapist can work with other out celebrities to make s different in the equal rights movement so fervently fought by the LGBT community.

Other celebrities who have come out this year include Raven-Symone, Jason Collins, and Jodie Foster.

The LGBT community wishes GMA co-host Robin Roberts all the best in her recovery. She is appreciated for her courage as she takes on the world as one of the newest out celebrities in Hollywood.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, New York Daily News

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