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Barack Obama's comments about Caitlyn Jenner will go down in history (VIDEO)

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Caitlyn Jenner is making history again, thanks to the president

Caitlyn Jenner has made history once again.

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Except this time, it wasn't her own actions that earned the spotlight. The I Am Cait star got a historic mention by President Barack Obama during his taping of Logo's Trailblazer Honors.

In a video message to air during the event, Obama spoke at length about how far LGBTQ issues have come in the U.S. in the last decade.

"Tonight is a chance to celebrate, not just 10 years of Logo, but 10 years of extraordinary progress for our country," he says. "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. Today 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' is history. We passed the hate crime law that bears Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.'s name. 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."

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After giving Jenner the shout-out in reference to her cover shoot for the magazine, Obama continues, "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. 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."

Obama isn't the only celebrity who will appear on the special. E! News reports that the show will open with a video message from Miley Cyrus and many other celebs will make appearances, including Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sir Ian McKellen, Jack Antonoff and Bleachers, Adam Lambert, Tyler Posey and Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Riley. Martin Luther King III and Raven-Symoné will present a tribute to legendary gay rights activist Bayard Rustin.

Trailblazer Honors will air on Logo this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

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What do you think of the president's remarks? Is there anyone else who should have been included? Head down to the comments and let us know.

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