Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wished the gay community a happy Pride Month in a video released on Tuesday.

“I am honored to join you to celebrate the fundamental freedoms that all human beings deserve – no matter who they are or whom they love. This month, and every month, we proudly reaffirm our commitment to making sure that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” Clinton said in her video message.

Clinton's statement follows a proclamation by President Barack Obama declaring June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

In her statement, Clinton repeated an overarching theme of tying human rights to gay rights. And kept mum on Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

“In the United States and around the world, progress is being made. The tireless advocacy of generations is bending the arc of history. Barriers are being torn down, discriminatory laws repealed, and millions are now able to live more freely and participate in the future of their communities and countries.”

“But there is still much more to be done. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender men and women continue to be persecuted and attacked. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, and even executed.”

“United States Embassies and Missions throughout the world are working to defend the rights of LGBT people of all races, religions, and nationalities as part of our comprehensive human rights policy and as a priority of our foreign policy.”

Clinton concluded with: “Wherever you are celebrating this month, I wish you a happy Pride.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)