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Our continued solidarity: in support of the ACLU and Gavin Grimm

Today, we joined our customers, partners, and friends in filing an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief challenging the Gloucester County School Board’s policy related to gender identity.

At Fastly, we support compassion, respect, and equality for all people. At our core, we aim to create a productive environment by making business decisions based on people’s qualifications, performance, abilities, and the needs of our business, and no other basis. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment to everyone, and don't tolerate harassment or decision-making on improper bases, regardless of whether the law allows it.

When our environment is tolerant across the board, we benefit from more productive and happier employees. We strongly prefer that those employees have the same freedom from discrimination and harassment that we hope they feel at Fastly when living the rest of their lives. Filing this amicus brief gives us a special opportunity to publicly support the rights of our employees and their family members to be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity. We will continue to support our employees’ right to freedom from harassment and discrimination in all aspects of their lives, including on the basis of race, national origin, religious belief, or political affiliation.

We believe building and fostering inclusive workplace environments is the right thing to do, and equality makes all of us stronger. We’re proud to stand with our employees, partners and customers in support of this belief, and would like to thank the Human Rights Campaign and the law firm BakerHostetler for bringing this amicus brief to fruition.

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Artur Bergman
Chief Architect and Executive Chairperson

Artur Bergman has served as our Chief Architect and Executive Chairperson of the board of directors since February 2020. He served as our CEO from Fastly’s founding in March 2011 until February 2020. From September 2007 to June 2011, Artur served as Manager, Vice President, then Chief Technology Officer of Wikia, Inc., a global community knowledge-sharing platform. From November 2005 to March 2007, he served as Engineering Manager for SixApart, a social networking service. From the second half of 2003 to August 2005, Artur served as Engineering Manager of Fotango, Ltd., a subsidiary of Canon Europe.

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