President Barack Obama on Friday issued a proclamation recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month.

Obama noted recent victories on the marriage front but added that more needs to be done.

“As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect – our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well,” Obama said. “During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.”

He added that he supports passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity: “LGBT workers in too many States can be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

“I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people,” the president added. (Read the full proclamation.)

President Bill Clinton was the first president to recognize Gay Pride month in 1999.