MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry hosted an in depth discussion on her show about the evolution and expansion of LGBT families, which included guest (and still-glowing newlywed) Thomas Roberts. Roberts explained while sharing his wedding photos with the panel:
"I grew up pretending a lot to fit in; pretending to be straight. When you find your voice, you don't want to shut up about it - and I have found my voice and feel very privileged to have found it. Patrick and I were together for 12 years up to the point when we got married. We deserved that opportunity. It's good stuff."Wow, this makes me happy to watch. I can't imagine this being discussed so openly ten years ago. And the joy and enthusiasm in Thomas' voice is smile inducing.