President Obama received cheers at a star-studded gay fundraiser in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Six-hundred people turned out to support Obama at a campaign fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel organized by the Obama for America LGBT Leadership Council.

Glee co-star Darren Criss performed and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres emceed the party.

“I could not be prouder of the work that we've done on behalf of the LGBT community,” Obama told the crowd. “From the work we did to pass the Matthew Shepard law, to repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' to all the administrative work that's been done by agencies to make sure that folks are fully recognized is something that I'm personally very proud of.” (Video of Obama's remarks is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Attendees included CBS CEO Les Moonves and his wife Julie Chen, Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick and his husband Erik Hyman, singer Lance Bass, Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his partner Justin Mikita, Star Trek's George Takei, and incoming HRC president Chad Griffin.

After the gala, the president attended a more intimate fundraiser at the Beverly Hills home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who is openly gay.

Among the 70 donors in attendance who paid $25,000 each to dine with the president were singer Cher, actress Julia Roberts and Glee co-stars Jane Lynch and Criss.