President Barack Obama and Ellen DeGeneres are considered the most important public figures for advancing the rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

According to a Pew Research Center poll of 1,197 LGBT adults released Thursday, 23 percent cited Obama as most important, while 18 percent said DeGeneres.

“Barack Obama helps a lot,” a 32-year-old lesbian said, “I am amazed to have a sitting president supporting my right to marry. Also, the lawyers arguing the two Supreme Court cases, and the Supreme Court justices themselves.”

“Ellen DeGeneres,” a 31-year-old bisexual woman said. “I know it sounds corny, but she has been out for so long that it is no longer an issue, and older white women feel comfortable with her show. She normalizes LGBT people.”

Others mentioned include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper (3%), former first lady Hillary Clinton (3%), former Congressman Barney Frank (2%) and actor Neil Patrick Harris (2%).

Others cited by at least 1 percent of respondents include Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, singers Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean and Elton John, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, actor George Takei and comedian Wanda Sykes.