Robin Roberts Steps Out with Girlfriend

It's been awhile since Good Morning America's Robin Roberts came out of the closet and announced that she was gay. But, it's not often that you see Roberts out with her girlfriend at public events.

This week Roberts recently hit the red carpet for a good cause and her longtime girlfriend Amber Laign joined her.

The two attended the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Respect Awards in New York City Monday night, the event marking a rare public appearance for the couple.

Roberts, 53, was in attendance to present the GSA of the Year Award to the Gay-Straight Alliance Club of Park City High School in Park City, Utah. GLSEN is an organization that focuses on “ensuring safe schools for all students.”

“I am delighted to support GLSEN, an incredible organization that is working to end bullying and make schools safer for LGBT students,” Roberts said in a statement. “I’m particularly happy to lift up the leadership of students who fight for respect and dignity for all … Students like the ones GLSEN works with all across the country are truly putting that something to work in the service of a better world.”

The TV anchor tweeted a photo herself on the red carpet with Laign, 39, and the young honorees, along with the caption, “Honored to be with courageous students.”

H/T NY Daily News