In 2015, the university's commencement speaker, Brent Bozell made numerous homophobic remarks during the ceremony while on a tirade against “anti-Catholic, pro-gay agendas” of the media. In the audience: gay graduate Maxwell Adam Frazier, whose open letter to the college president demanding an apology went viral. "My non-academic life at UD cannot be described as anything but homophobic and toxic.” wrote Frazier. "So we are at a bit of a crossroads: either UD needs to make a change or it needs to honestly declare, 'We do not love our gay students. We do not care that they feel safe or welcomed. We would be better off without them, and we find no reason to accommodate for their existence, let alone their attendance. Their security, success, and spirituality simply mean less to us.'"