Statement on Viral Video of UC Davis Employee

We are aware of a widely circulated video in which a university employee makes a number of offensive statements. We condemn these statements as deeply hurtful. While the employee’s comments are protected by the First Amendment, they do not reflect the values of respect and belonging that form the foundation of our campus community. 
To the LGBTQ community, UC Davis is a place where you should feel seen and supported. June is when the nation celebrates Pride Month, and at UC Davis we’re committed to making sure this community has every opportunity to thrive and flourish on our campus. 
As our Principles of Community state, we reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on gender and gender expression. The university’s LGBTQIA Resource Center provides the Trans Student Rights Toolkit as a resource for members of our community.

Regarding reports made of discrimination or harassment based on protected identity, the university immediately reaches out to the affected parties to provide support and resources and reviews the allegations under the university’s anti-discrimination policy.

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