The timing couldn't be better for the Logo Trailblazer Honors to arrive.
On Friday (June 26), the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision which made marriage equality across all 50 states a legal reality at long last. Now, all couples across the entire nation, regardless of sexual orientation, can finally marry if they so choose -- a massive moment in the LGBT equality movement.
So, there was ample reason to celebrate at the 2015 Logo Trailblazer Honors - the largest LGBT Pride event on television - Saturday night, including the fact that President Barack Obama himself helped kick off the event with a special video introduction.
"Tonight is a chance to celebrate -- not just 10 years of Logo, but 10 years of extraordinary progress for our country," the POTUS 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."
And that wasn't the only spot of progress Obama was proud to laud.
"Today, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is history. We passed the hate crime law that bears Matthew Shepard and James Berg Jr.’s names. And 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," the President also said, "but tonight is a reminder that when everybody does their part, when every voice is heard, change is not just possible, change is inevitable. 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 the dignity and respect they deserve."
Miley Cyrus also showered her enthusiasm over the news with her own introductory message - one which she'd shared, in part, following the SCOTUS decision on Friday.
The singer introduced the Logo Trailblazer Honors with the message, "June is Pride Month, and there are plenty of reason to be proud. Visibility is at an all-time high, and we’re finally at a place where the majority of Americans support LGBT rights, and we have finally achieved nationwide marriage equality. F--k yeah! Logo, welcome to the Trailblazer Honors, have a great night."