President Barack Obama has used the word “gay” more often than any of his predecessors.

According to a report issued Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, Obama has used the word in a public speech, statement or proclamation at least 272 times in the last 5 years.

President Bill Clinton comes in second, having used “gay” 216 times during his two terms.

Neither George H.W. Bush nor Ronald Reagan used the word in a presidential speech.

“Words matter an enormous amount, and when President Obama uses his platform to declare that LGBT people are just as American as anyone else, it has a huge and historic effect,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “President Obama has helped the American people get to know LGBT people on a personal level, and evidence suggests that when people know us, they don't want to discriminate against us. President Obama has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT people, and the power of his rhetoric has been an essential part of that legacy.”

Obama also used the word “transgender” at least 33 times, “bisexual” at least 28 times and “lesbian” at least 88 times.