Sunday, August 18, 2013

REJECTED: Outdated Gay Blood Ban Needs To Go! Sign This Petition.

One of the main themes I explore in my upcoming series AIDS in New York: Then& Now is the stigma that still plagues gay men and how that stigma continues to corrode our society.  A prime and disturbing example of that stigma is the FDA’s ban on gay men donating blood.  I can’t believe this archaic law still exists.  Implemented in 1983 during the onset of the virus with little to no knowledge is one thing, but today in 2013 with technological advances to test and even clean blood is just unacceptable. Please read this article by Campbell, California  Mayor Evan Low and sign the petition.  The only way change happens is if we the people keep pressure on our policy makers. We put them in office and we can impose change!

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