Who doesn’t love Ellen DeGerenes?!
Well, on Wednesday (Nov 16) POTUS Barack Obama announced that the talk show host was one of the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“In 1997, after coming out herself, DeGeneres made TV history when her character on Ellen revealed she was a lesbian. In her work and in her life, she has been a passionate advocate for equality and fairness,” The White House statement said.
Watch Ellen‘s heartfelt message to American’s after the U.S. Election below:
The Medals will be awarded at the White House later this month on the 22nd.