• An alleged joke made by Vice President Mike Pence about “hanging gay people” might have been the inspiration for a vicious poster found hanging on the walls at Cleveland University this week and university officials are being criticized for defending it.
• California will have a new legal gender designation called “non-binary” that can replace traditional male or female designations on birth certificates and drivers licenses.
• The HRC released the 2017 Municipal Equality Index this week. Santa Rosa and Guerneville scored well above average.
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