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Thomas Roberts

Trump's Badmouthing Deportment

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Raul A. Reyes

Trump is leading or doing well in several national and early state polls. That's why the other candidates and all Republican leaders should be denouncing his ignorance and xenophobia more forcefully.

Thomas Roberts Becomes First Openly Gay Evening News Anchor On Network TV

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Thomas Roberts anchored NBC's "Nightly News" on Saturday, a huge milestone for both the 42-year-old journalist's career and gay rights history. Until ...

MSNBC Reporter Gets Emotional Covering Charleston Vigil

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.20.2015 | Media

MSNBC reporter Thomas Roberts couldn't contain his emotions Friday while covering a vigil outside the Charleston, South Carolina, church where nine bl...

Celebrities and Activists Discuss the Future of LGBT Civil Rights (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with nineteen celebrity activists on the Red Carpet at the 26th GLAAD Media Awards in NYC. First I spoke with Steven Petrow an awar...

It's Not "Way Too Early" to Learn the "ABC" of Diversity, ¡Olé!

Elio Leturia | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

This is not about being politically correct. It's about not being ignorant.

MSNBC Celebrates Cinco De Mayo In Worst Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices

MSNBC tried its hand at cultural commentary on Monday with a Cinco de Mayo segment featuring a stereotypical portrayal of a stumbling Mexican by a rep...

MSNBC Host Expresses Support For Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.10.2014 | Media

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts said on Monday that the NFL has handled players with far more incendiary backgrounds than Michael Sam, who could be the league'...

MSNBC Host Getting New Show

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

MSNBC has named Thomas Roberts the new host of "Way Too Early." The network announced the news in a statement on Friday morning. Roberts will host...

MSNBC Host Sings 'Sound Of Music' And It Is CRAAZY

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.05.2013 | Media

As every good and decent person knows, NBC is airing a live production of "The Sound of Music" on Thursday night. And, because corporate news networks...

Thomas Roberts Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.24.2013 | Media

Thomas Roberts wants everyone to know he's done his homework. The decision by the openly gay MSNBC anchor to go to Russia in November to co-host t...

Earth to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Hosting Miss Universe Is Not Activism -- or Journalism

Andrew Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Miller

Roberts says his mere presence will give LGBT Russians hope. How convenient that his "activism" comes with a big fat paycheck. That's not courageous journalism. That's shameless opportunism.

Thomas Roberts Will Go To Russia Despite Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.17.2013 | Media

MSNBC's openly gay anchor Thomas Roberts announced on Thursday that he will head to Russia in November to co-host Miss Universe in Moscow, despite Rus...

RNC Chair's Explosive Argument With MSNBC Host

Posted 12.03.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and RNC chair Reince Priebus didn't have a very friendly chat about the government shutdown on Thursday. How do we know this...

MSNBC Host's Encounter With RNC Chairman About Gay Marriage

Posted 08.16.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts said on Friday's "Morning Joe" that the Republican National Committee chairman and a spokesperson both congratulated him on mar...

WHOOPS: MSNBC Anchor Swears On Air

Posted 09.30.2013 | Media

"This chick is so batsh-t—I mean, bat-you-know-what, excuse me! Excuse me!" — Thomas Roberts on Anthony Weiner sexting partner Sydney Leathers....

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Impassioned Rant

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

During a discussion on the George Zimmerman trial verdict on Monday, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts broke out into an impassioned rant about how minorities in...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

WATCH: 'That Was An Amazing Moment'

Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

A fortuitous moment of live television saw MSNBC's Thomas Roberts being interrupted by none other than President Obama. MSNBC was talking to some o...

FIERCE Quote Of The Day: Harvey Fierstein Slams Anti-Gay Religious Advocates

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We generally refrain from using the word fierce, but sometimes it's totally warranted. Case in point: The following sound byte from Harvey Fierste...

Roberts, Shuster Trade Jabs On Twitter

Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts got into a Twitter fight with David Shuster on Monday. On Monday, Roberts wondered whether former IRS Commissioner Douglas ...

Teen Reveals Why He Identified As 'LGBT' And Not Gay In Viral Coming Out Speech

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech during a high school awards ceremony went viral in the blogosphere is speaking out about that ...

WATCH: Gay Couple Say Being Profiled By JET Magazine Was 'Exhilarating Experience'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The first gay couple profiled in JET magazine's "Weddings" section is speaking out. Speaking from Massachusetts, Dr. Ravi Perry and Paris Prince t...

WATCH: Media Can't Resist L'Affaire Petraeus

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.14.2012 | Media

The unfolding Petraeus scandal follows a familiar "boy meets girl" storyline. But when the boy is the (married) CIA director, the girl is his (marrie...

MSNBC Host Ties The Knot

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media

Thomas Roberts is a married man. The MSNBC host wed his longtime partner, Patrick Abner, in a small ceremony over the weekend. The wedding too...

MSNBC Host Getting Hitched

Posted 08.08.2012 | Media

MSNBC host Thomas Roberts will become the first cable news anchor to marry a person of the same sex after his wedding this fall. In an interview wi...