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During a moving speech at the 2006 convention for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, CNN news anchor Thomas Roberts came out as gay. With bright blue eyes and an all-American look, Roberts instantly became a symbol of LGBT inclusion at a time when coming out publicly could mean career suicide. Roberts never faltered, and has since spoken out about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and about LGBT rights nationwide. In 2015, Roberts made history when he became the host of NBC Nightly News — the first out TV news anchor for a major network.

What's next for the openly gay anchor? 

December 19 2016 1:07 PM

The out MSNBC anchor was flawless July 18 as he anchored the newscast that made Lester Holt, Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and others legends at NBC.

July 20 2015 2:44 PM

Our favorite Baltimore pitcher has our vote for Rookie of the Year.

June 16 2015 12:48 PM

Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Cohen, Sam Smith, Thomas Roberts & Brad Goreski have fun for a good cause

May 21 2015 4:10 PM

The MSNBC anchor is the guest of honor at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 

April 21 2015 6:00 PM

The network hopes that this will help it bounce back from its ratings plunge. 

February 20 2015 11:24 AM

The out journalist is anchoring a new, earlier morning news program.

January 03 2014 10:56 AM