President Barack Obama made an appearance via video message at Logo’s Trailblazer Honors, which aired on Saturday night, citing Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover as an example of how accepting Americans can be.
“Tonight is a chance to celebrate, not just 10 years of Logo, but 10 years of extraordinary progress for our country,” the president said. “When this network aired its first show, gay marriage was a political wedge issue used to divide us. Today the majority of Americans live in states where they can get married, no matter who they love.” (The ceremony taped Thursday, one day before the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.)
He then gave a shout-out to Jenner, adding, “All you have to do is look at this month’s cover of Vanity Fair to see how America is more accepting of people for who they truly are.”
“We still have plenty of work to do together, but tonight is a reminder that when everybody does their part, when every voice is heard, change is not just possible – change is inevitable,” Obama concluded. “So here’s to 10 extraordinary years, and all the years to come. Let’s keep standing together to make sure every American is treated with dignity and respect they deserve.”
Watch the president’s full message below.
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