President Barak Obama’s inauguration speech included a shout out to ‘our gay brothers and sisters’, making him the first US president to mention LGBT rights in his address to the nation.

Obama’s speech which took note of the LGBT struggle for civil rights was history making as no US president has ever cited the LGBT struggle before in a keynote address.

According to NBC News who reviewed previous presidential inauguration speeches  there have been no prior mentions of the LGBT struggle although former President Bill Clinton did note the struggle for gay rights — primarily the bid to serve openly in the military — in State of the Union speeches.

In his speech Obama stated: “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,”.

Watch Obama’s speech in full below