Gay glossy Out has named President Barack Obama its “Ally of the Year.”

Obama appears on the cover of Out's annual OUT 100 list.

“This is the first time a sitting president has been photographed for the cover of an LGBT title, a historic moment in itself, and a statement on how much his administration has done to advance a singularly volatile issue,” Out editors wrote.

In the issue, Obama discusses his administration's support for LGBT rights, the first influential gay person in his life and the Supreme Court decision that struck down gay marriage bans nationwide.

“There had been a remarkable attitude shift – in hearts and minds – across America,” Obama said. “The ruling reflected that. It reflected our values as a nation founded on the principle that we are all created equal. And, by the way, it was decades of our brothers and sisters fighting for recognition and equality – and too frequently risking their lives or facing rejection from family, friends, and co-workers – that got us to that moment. So I wasn’t surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision, but, like millions of Americans, I was proud and happy that it came down the way it did – and I was honored to stand in the Rose Garden and reiterate for every American that we are strongest, that we are most free, when all of us are treated equally. I was proud to say that love is love.”

(Related: Caitlyn Jenner, Robbie Rogers, Raven-Symone, Shamir make Out's OUT 100 list.)