Ellen, NPH, Jim Parsons, Laverne Cox and Others Say 'Thanks Obama' on Behalf of LGBT Community — WATCH

Ellen DeGeneres has assembled some of television’s biggest stars to thank outgoing President Barack Obama for all that he has done for the LGBT community.

The heartfelt tribute airs as part of Friday’s Ellen (check your local listings), which in many parts of the country will be broadcast following coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Among the long list of celebs who pay their respects to Obama: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet), Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Colton Haynes (Arrow), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Nathan Lane (The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), George Takei (Star Trek), Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Jonathan Groff (Looking), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Lily Tomlin (Grace & Frankie), Tig Notaro (One Mississippi), Chris Colfer (Glee), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) and DeGeneres’ wife, Portia De Rossi (Scandal).

“It would have been hard to believe we could have repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, pass the Hate Crimes Act and legalize marriage equality all with one president, but yes, we could, and yes, we did,” DeGeneres said. “President Obama, we are all so grateful for everything you’ve done in the name of equality, kindness and love.”

Press PLAY on the video below to watch the emotional tribute to Obama, then drop a comment and tell us if it gave you #AllTheFeels.

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10 Comments
  1. leo says:

    Thank you Obama, from a gay man who’s not a US citizen. Your influence resonates all over the world.
    And also, I had no idea Tom Daley is british.

  2. peterwdawson says:

    Here’s hoping there will always be videos like this when a President leaves office.

  3. taylorrness says:

    this made me teary. :( also obligatory “NPH has the cutest family” because by golly he sure does

  4. Helena says:

    A beautiful heart felt message to Mr. Barrack Obama. Thank you Mr. President for allowing people to love those who they wish, without the free of discrimination. You will forever be an inspiration to mankind and truly missed, not only across the boarder (Canada) but around the world.

  5. Daya says:

    Evil, evil onion ninjas! (*runs for some tissue*)

  6. Hannah says:

    This was lovely. I will miss the crap out of Obama. Thank you for your hard work and support, President Obama!

  7. Paul says:

    Thank you President Obama for making it so that my husband and I, who have been together for 46 years, could finally get married in 2013. The Mayor of our town officiated at our wedding, the first same sex wedding in the town hall. This could not have been possible without President Obama and I will be grateful to him and V.P. Biden for the rest of my life!

  8. Paula says:

    I am so appreciative for all that was gained… that I fear will now be lost (rescinded).

  9. Lex says:

    Obama didn’t really do that much. He wasn’t much of a leader, as demonstrated by his numerous absences during his administration, partically noticeable when there was a crisis here or abroad. He didn’t have much to with this either. People just say he’s ‘great’ because the want him to be ‘great’. He wasn’t ‘great’ at all.