On Saturday, President Barack Obama spoke at the Human Rights Campaign's annual national dinner. The president said that he was "hopeful" and "fired up" on the topic of gay rights.

Over shouts and applause, Obama vehemently said that change happens "..when people look past their ultimately minor differences to see themselves in the hopes and struggles of their fellow human beings."

This was a fairly highly-charged speech, and you can tell in the clip that the president was firmly in the groove.

If you want to see the whole thing, check out the Human rights Campaign website.

Video by: The Washington Post