Robin Roberts got her big start on SportsCenter. She then moved on to Good Morning America and has interviewed pretty much every famous...

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Out magazine released its 8th annual list of the most powerful figures in the LGBT community this week and the choice for number one may surprise...absolutely no one.

Out Magazine: LGBT Power List 2014
Sports journalist Robin Roberts. Out magazine ranked her as the tenth most powerful member of LGBT community.
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Robin Roberts

10. Robin Roberts

Sports journalist Robin Roberts. Out magazine ranked her as the tenth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Michael Sam

9. Michael Sam

NFL prospect Michael Sam. Out magazine ranked him as the ninth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Andy Cohen

8. Andy Cohen

Bravo mogul Andy Cohen. Out magazine ranked him as the eighth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Neil Patrick Harris

7. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor Neil Patrick Harris. Out magazine ranked him as the seventh most powerful member of LGBT community.


Ryan Murphy

6. Ryan Murphy

Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Out magazine ranked him as the sixth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Glenn Greenwald

5. Glenn Greenwald

Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald. Out magazine ranked him as the fifth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Tammy Baldwin

4. Tammy Baldwin

US senator Tammy Baldwin. Out magazine ranked the Wisconsin politician as the second most powerful member of LGBT community.


Rachel Maddow

3. Rachel Maddow

MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow. Out magazine ranked her as the third most powerful member of LGBT community.


Tim Cook

2. Tim Cook

Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple Inc. Out magazine ranked him as the second most powerful member of LGBT community.


Ellen DeGeneres

1. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen is the queen of daytime. Long may she reign!


Naturally, Queen of all Media Ellen DeGeneres took the top spot for the second year in a row.

The magazine's editors explained their decision by pointing out that Ellen's daytime show continues to break its own ratings records, her famous Oscars selfie became the stuff of Twitter legend, and - perhaps most importantly - "everybody loves Ellen."

Runner-up on the list may be less famous, but he's certainly no less successful. Out dubbed Apple CEO Tim Cook "the most powerful gay man America." 

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Robin Roberts is alive, well... and incredibly grateful.

The Good Morning America anchor, who has overcome breast cancer and a blood/bone marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome, is featured in the latest issue of People.

"I feel like I am a walking miracle," Roberts tells the magazine

Robin Roberts on the Street

The reporter underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012 and celebrated the one-year anniversary of that successful procedure in September.

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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

25 Celebrities Who Are Out and Proud
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.
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Ellen Page

1. Ellen Page

Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.


Neil Patrick Harris

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother. But he's married to a man in real life.


Jim Parsons

3. Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is a multi-time Emmy winner. He came out in an interview with The New York Times.


Anderson Cooper

4. Anderson Cooper

It's the silver fox! Anderson Cooper made his announcment in a moving personal statement.


Zachary Quinto

5. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto is best known for roles in Heroes, American Horror Story and on the stage. He also plays Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.


Adam Lambert

6. Adam Lambert

There was never any real doubt about Adam Lambert's sexuality. But he made it clear not long after his run on American Idol ended.


T.R. Knight

7. T.R. Knight

He'll always be George O'Malley to Grey's Anatomy fans. T.R. Knight was at the center of a gay slur scandal that led to a series cast shake-up.


Rosie O'Donnell

8. Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is one of our more outspoken celebrities. She has five kids.


Sean Hayes

9. Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a beloved sitcom star. He'll always be revered for his role on Will & Grace.


Ellen DeGeneres

10. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia de Rossi. She absolutely cracks us up on her talk show.


Lance Bass

11. Lance Bass

Lance Bass sang his way into our hearts a long time ago. We may still have his poster on our bedroom wall.


Portia de Rossi

12. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi is married to Ellen DeGeneres and slays us on Arrested Development. She's never been shy about her sexuality.


Robin Roberts

13. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts came out in late 2013. Reporters don't get more respected than this GMA anchor.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson

14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

We adore Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family. The gay actor plays a gay character on the sitcom.


Jane Lynch

15. Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch has been out of the closet for awhile. She cracks us up on Glee.


Chris Colfer

16. Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is doubly gay! He's gay in real life and he plays a gay high school graduate on Glee.


Cynthia Nixon

17. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon slept with a lot of men on Sex and the City. But she's partial to women off screen.


Clay Aiken

18. Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is another gay American Idol alum. He's running for Congress in North Carolina.


Wanda Sykes

19. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is a hilarious actress. She has never hidden the fact that she's gay.


Ricky Martin

20. Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He's living La Vida Loca.


Melissa Etheridge

21. Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is a great singer. She wants to come to the window of women only.


Elton John

22. Elton John

It's shocking but true, folks: Elton John is gay!


Michael Sam

23. Michael Sam

Michael Sam announced his sexuality prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. He was appropriately applauded for doing so.


Chely Wright

24. Chely Wright

Chely Wright is the proud mothr of twins. The country star came out in early 2011.


Kristian Nairn

25. Kristian Nairn

Who doesn't adore Kristian Nairn as Hodor on Game of Thrones? The actor came out as gay in early 2014.


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An emotional Amanda Knox is vowing to fight her murder conviction once again, saying defiantly "this is wrong" and that she will never willingly return to Italy.

A jury found Amanda Knox guilty yesterday in the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher, which she spent four years in prison for before being released on appeal.

Prosecutors in Italy retried the case, however, and Knox was convicted a second time. She has been in the U.S. since her 2011 release, however.

She wasn't present for the retrial, and Friday morning, she struggled to hold back tears as she railed against the verdict, saying: “This is wrong.”

Appearing on Good Morning America, the Seattle native expressed outrage at the verdict and 28 year sentence the Italian justice system handed down.

She told Robin Roberts she is “going through waves of emotions” and said she couldn’t believe what she was hearing when the decision was read.

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In late December, Robin Roberts posted a Facebook message that expressed gratitude to all that have helped her through a difficult period in her life, one that included a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.

The Good Morning America anchor also referenced girlfriend Amber Laign for the first time publicly in the post, coming out as gay.

Today, meanwhile, the anchor shared a photo of herself and her long-time partner at a wedding in Louisiana over the holidays.

Amber Laign and Robin Roberts

Said Roberts on air:

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Yesterday, in a gracious Facebook post, Robin Roberts thanked a number of people who have remained by her side during a tumultuous year.

One of them was Amber Laign, the Good Morning America anchor's girlfriend.

Although Laign and Roberts have been an item for over 10 years, this message marked the first time Roberts had publicly acknowledged the same sex relationship, creating quite a stir online and causing many to wonder:

Who is Amber Laign?

Amber Laign at the ESPYs

The licensed massage therapist attended the ESPYs this July, sitting alongside Robin's sister at the event in which Roberts won the Arthur Ashe Award For Courage.

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Having spent more of 2013 fighting for her life after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Robin Roberts took to Facebook today and expressed gratitude to all who have been by her side during this difficult time.

Including her girlfriend. Yes, in a subtle, sentimental way, Roberts revealed to the world today that she's gay.

"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together," Robins wrote.

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She may be 52 years old, but Robin Roberts celebrated a special first birthday today.

On September 20, 2012 the Good Morning America anchor underwent a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.

The news came a few years after she successfully defeated breast cancer.

Wrote the beloved journalist on a blog entry today:

“I learned when I was first diagnosed with MDS that many in the transplant community consider the anniversary of their bone marrow transplant to be their new birthday.  Well, I’m ecstatic to share with you all that I turn one year old today!”

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Great news this week out of Good Morning America.

Robin Roberts will resume her full-time duties with the program following Labor Day, making the announcement in an interview with Vanity Fair and joking about how she's managing to sneak in one more four-day work week due to the holiday.

The anchor underwent a bone marrow transplant last September after she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.

She returned to Good Morning American in February, after taking more than six months of medical leave and has slowly been working her way back up to regular status, even interviewing Michelle Obama along the way.

She also hosted ABC's red carpet coverage of the Academy Awards and received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs in July.

We send Robin our very best and, wait, if you listen closely... that sound you hear is Matt Lauer crying.

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Robin Roberts received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYs last night, and it's hard to think of anyone more deserving of the honor.

Watch her emotional speech after winning the honor below:

Two decades ago, Jim Valvano made his legendary acceptance speech after winning it, setting the stage for the best part of the ESPY Awards.

Fittingly, the late college basketball coach's great efforts raising cancer awareness helped impact so many lives, including this year's recipient, Roberts.

Robin, who survived breast cancer in 2008 and MDS (a rare blood and bone marrow disease) recently, is courageous, as well as talented and inspiring.

Here's hoping she continues to be for many years to come.

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