Gay In America: Is Coming Out Still Newsworthy?

January 7, 2014

Last week, "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts revealed she’s gay by thanking her long-time girlfriend on Facebook for supporting her through her illness. The move was quickly picked up by the press and gained even more momentum after the president called to congratulate Roberts. 

Hear from two voices with different views on the question of whether or not it's still news when a celebrity like Roberts goes public about being gay.


  • Wendy Murphy is former prosecutor and adjunct professor at New England Law in Boston.  
  • Rev. Irene Monroe is a lesbian activist. She writes a weekly column for the LGBT publication Bay Windows and blogs for the Huffington Post.  

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