American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres , who is married to Australian Actress Portia de Rossi is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and now was bestowed with the Medal of Freedom.

LGBTQ Community moving into the right direction with Ellen

Considering the fact that the great uncertainty the LGBTQ community experiences especially at the moment, one can say that this was a step in the right direction, showing that true Love does not know any race, gender, nationality or colour of the skin. And Love is what the world needs now and especially the United States of America while being so split apart by their political parties.

Ellen DeGeneres (58) wasn't the only one to receive the final Presidential Medals of Freedom. She shared the honour with 21 recipients including Diana Ross, Melinda Gates, actors Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro, Singer Bruce Springsteen and Basketball Star Michael Jordan.

Everybody who thinks that this is only a medal meaning nothing much is wrong: In America, it is considered as the highest civilian honor one can receive.

Ellen DeGeneres courage in coming out

Ellen DeGeneres had her coming out 20 years ago and consequently experienced a tough time not being booked as an actress and simply being ignored and criticized by many people. It took her time to stay strong and keep on fighting not only for herself but for everybody who doesn't fit in the usual society.

President Obama emphasized how easy it is to forget just how much courage it required for Ellen to come out and how important it was, not just to the LGBT community, but for everybody to see somebody so full of kindness and light, somebody who could easily be our neighbour, or our colleague, or our sister, challenging our assumptions.

Ellen DeGeneres was not the only one moved to tears by the honest speech of Barack Obama. In the end, he said that we all have more in common than we realize and spoke about pushing America in the direction of justice.

According to the President, the medal of freedom is also a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change the country and also the whole world for the better.