Some of my gentle readers may remember that, for a couple of decades, the FDA had a policy banning gay men, for life, from donating blood. No matter how healthy, or how rare their blood type, if they admitted to being gay, they were banned.
There was a reason for that–then.
There is no reason for that, now, and so many people rejoiced when we heard a new policy was coming out.
Except the new policy doesn’t really change much, does it?
This is where Alan Cumming comes in. Behold, The Celibacy Challenge!
I particularly like this:
Straight guys can have safe sex with woman after woman and still donate blood. But gay and bi men who have had safe sex for an entire year — even with a monogamous partner — would still be banned. Sounds like discrimination to us.
Yes, it does sound like discrimination. Because it is.