FOF # 2870 – Ending the Gay Blood Ban

May 26, 2020 · 1985 views

JD Miller wants to end the restrictions on gay men donating blood. Photo: JD Miller.

Considering how important it is to give blood, every donor should be greeted with a pizza party when they give a pint of blood to a complete stranger.

Instead, some blood donors still get turned away if they answer yes to being men who have sex with other men.

Because the FDA already has a good handle on testing blood for HIV, you’re more likely to win the lottery than catch anything from a pint of gay blood.

Today gay rights activist JD Miller joins us to look at why the ban on gay blood donation persists even with its devastating impact on everyone’s health.

Plus–

Wonderfully weird things people do with blood.

Marie Cau becomes France’s first openly transgender mayor.

Christian Cooper, the black Central Park man who was harassed by a white woman introduced the first gay human character into the Star Trek universe.

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