Homo Sat What? – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Votes To Keep Ban On Gay Blood

The brillant minds on the advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has narrowly voted to KEEP the ban on blood donations from homosexual men. The vote was 7-6 to maintain the ban. Under the FDA’s rules, men cannot give blood if they have had sex with another man at least once since 1977.  They were considering changing the blood donation rule to ban only men who had had sex with another man within the past five years. The rule came into force originally in 1985 to protect the blood supply from HIV.

So the FDA will keep this discriminatory, stigmatizing and outdated rule while it allows other high risk groups such as prostitutes, intravenous drug users, and promiscuous heterosexuals have to wait only one year from their last high risk encounter.

So any whore who tricks with hundreds of diseased heterosexual men can give blood, but gay men, who have been tested and are monogamous, can’t.


Iceland anyone?

About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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