By Nico Lang
LGBTQ advocates are calling on the U.S. government to allow gay and bisexual men to give lifesaving blood without restriction to address donation shortages amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Last week, the nationwide nonprofit GLAAD launched a petition claiming the current policy set in place by the Food and Drug Administration, which mandates that men who have sex with men abstain from sexual contact for 12 months […]
I‘d like to donate blood because of a shortage due to #COVID19.
Yet I’m prohibited b/c I’m gay & haven’t been celibate for a year.
Straight people who had sex yesterday can donate.
This distinction is irrational. It’s based on ignorance, not science. https://t.co/Rlc24Oucde
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) March 21, 2020