I can remember a day when the United States was one of the leaders in equality. We seem to be launching war after war on countries to promote democracy and equality. So why is it that we are lagging so far behind so many other countries when it comes to LGBT equality?
I am glad to hear that the British health officials are lifting the ban on gay men donating blood. I don’t think we will see this in the United States for a few years, yet.
(London) British health officials say they will lift the ban on gay men donating blood – as long as their last sexual contact with another man was more than one year ago.
The U.K. health department said Thursday the change would be implemented in November after a new review found no evidence to support the ban.
The decision reverses a policy first adopted in the 1980s when officials feared AIDS could be spread in the blood supply.
Other countries including Australia, Japan, South Africa, Sweden and New Zealand also allow gay men to donate blood with similar conditions. In Canada and the U.S., however, gay men are still banned from donating blood.