Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto and Wanda Sykes are among the LGBT celebrities starring in ads supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

“As a parent, I'm especially thankful that the president is working to end bullying because no one should be afraid to walk down the street holding hands with the person they love,” singer Ricky Martin says in one of the three ads released by the campaign on Monday.

“Every generation stands on the shoulders of the generations before – just like I do,” tennis great Billie Jean King says in another ad. “And I'm very thankful to all those people that suffered so that I could have a better life. When I was going through all my suffering I used to always imagine what I'd like the world to look like and we are certainly much closer to it than ever – and I know that President Obama is very responsible for this happening because he stood up for us.”

“Having the President of the United States declare his belief that gay couples should be allowed to marry and to use the word marry was incredibly inspiring to watch that all unfold,” actor Zachary Quinto says before a clip of Obama's May endorsement is shown. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Other celebrities participating in Obama Pride include Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, George Takei, and Chaz Bono.