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An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

February 24, 2022
Advocacy
Community

Dear UCSF Community,

We denounce the latest attacks on LGBTQ+ rights across multiple states in the United States. Today, the Florida House of Representatives passed the “Don't Say Gay” bill (HB 1557/SB 1834). If signed into law, it would limit classroom discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity and undermine existing protections for LGBTQ+ children in schools. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott released a letter instructing state agencies to investigate gender-affirming care for transgender youths as child abuse.

At UCSF, we unequivocally support our LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, trainees, and patients. We reaffirm our commitment to the existence, freedom, and dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals everywhere. We see you, we value you, and we recognize your outstanding contributions to our campus and the world. UCSF stands with you as we continue to fight for equity and justice for all.

For those seeking information, services, and support for the LGBTQ+ community, we encourage you to visit the UCSF LGBT Resource Center and Transgender and Gender Expansive Resources websites.

Sincerely,

Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD
Vice Chancellor
Chief Diversity and Outreach Officer
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care

Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dr. Robert B. and Mrs. Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology