My straight friends are always disbelieving when I report that, as a gay man, I cannot donate blood.
Well, the FDA has said that it is initiating a new policy that gay men who have not had sex in a year can now donate – which brings the U.S. in line with other countries.
The Associated Press reports:
The nation’s three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate. The Food and Drug Administration said it is replacing the lifetime ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year. While the one-year-ban has been criticized by activists it matches policies in other countries, including Australia, Japan and the U.K
via FDA Lifts Lifetime Gay Blood Ban – Joe.My.God..
Some behind the scenes drone footage. Merry Christmas.
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Sexy Steve Grand put this video together late last week to wish his fans a Merry Christmas. Please share or like and help spread the cheer. All I want for Christmas is his co-star, BTW (oh, and I would take Steve as well).
I love that these guys have no qualms about hanging around naked with each other.
The Warwick Rowers had an amazing year; they achieved their best season on the water, shattered sales goals, and blessed the world with a new calendar and three stunning short films. Last year, the coveted calendar won several awards, including The People’s Choice Award and Cause-Related Calendar of the Year.
Yes, all this nakedness goes to a good cause.
With your support, the rowers established Sport Allies, an organization dedicated to challenging homophobia and bullying. Its mission is “to harness the power of team sports to champion inclusivity as a driver of success,” and to foster “a world where sport is a leader in celebrating diversity.”
In celebration of the rowers’ success, we’re passing on this exclusive savings on Warwick Rowers calendars. Simply use promo code “WR16GIFT10” to save 10 percent on gift certificates.
via 11 Intimate Warwick Rowers Photos the Sports World Needs | Out Magazine.
Watch the 13 milestones that changed the world for LGBT people in 2015 and news coverage that illustrates 6 reasons why our battle isn’t over.
From marriage equality to an end on the military ban on transgender people, 2015 will be remembered as a landmark year for the LGBT civil rights movement, but learn why we’ve still got so much work to do.