Robin Roberts gushed about the support
she receives from her partner, friends and family as she was honored
Saturday for her LGBT rights advocacy.
Roberts received the Human Rights
Campaign's (HRC) Visibility Award at its annual Louisiana Gala Dinner
in New Orleans.
Roberts, a Good Morning America
co-anchor, came out in a 2013 Facebook post in which she thanked her
girlfriend Amber Laign for standing by her side as she faced a severe
“I'm grateful to my friends. I'm
grateful to my amazing family,” Roberts
said in accepting her award. “I'm so grateful for their love,
unconditional love, and support.”
“And, of course, my longtime partner
of 12 incredible, crazy years Amber Laign is here.”
Roberts said that she and Laign wanted
to keep their relationship low-key but the election of President
Donald Trump changed things.
“As well all know, things have
changed. And now is the time for action. A hashtag does not a
movement make. You've got to get out and speak the truth,” Roberts