Monday, 19 May, 2003
Blood safety guidelines "discriminate against gay men"?
Students at Southern Oregon University, according to this article, canceled their blood drive this term because many gay men are ineligible to participate. FDA guidelines prohibit men who have had a homosexual encounter since 1977 from donating blood. Student organizers of the blood drive feel that the policy goes against the school's anti-discrimination policies and falsely labels AIDS and HIV as gay men's diseases.
Idiots. Get over it!