Gay Blood ban to be reviewed in UK

The Department of Health announced they will review the 12 month ban on gay men donating blood, on World Blood Day. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blood Donation and the FreedomToDonate campaign announced the parliamentary inquiry into who can safely donate blood. The APPG will review the current guidelines that are in place and […]

Review of gay blood ban urged

The government has been urged to review rules banning men who have sex with men from donating blood “gay blood ban”, amid a critical lack of donors. A much-publicised ‘Missing Type’ campaign is this week raising awareness of the dwindling blood supplies for National Blood Week, to encourage more people to donate. However, men who […]

“Gay blood ban is unfair and illogical” Michael Fabricant

Tory MP Michael Fabricant has called for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood, in a Parliamentary motion today. At present, men who have sex with men (MSM) can only give blood in England, Wales and Scotland if they have not had sex for 12 months or more – and […]

“Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights.” – Michael Fabricant

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end. Writing in The Guardian, the former Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party warned of an urgent need to increase blood donations in the UK. The MP said: “In January last year, parts of England and Wales came within […]

Hozier – Take Me To Church

The video is a reference to the recent increase of attacks and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful, and oppressive political campaign against the lesbian gay homosexual transgender community. Such a powerful video and song, I hope this will open peoples eyes to the ongoing torment… Hozier an amazing […]

We need to talk about Russia

What’s happening in Russia at the moment is a travesty for human rights. It’s basically illegal there to say you’re gay. Here in Australia we increasingly take our dignity for granted. The fact that a majority of the time we can walk down the street with our partner holding hands. The fact that these days […]

AMA opposes lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to reject a federal blanket ban preventing gay men from donating blood. “The lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men is discriminatory and not based on sound science,” said AMA board member Dr William Kobler. “This new policy urges a federal policy change to ensure blood donation bans or deferrals […]

The HIV Hop

The HIV Hop campaign has been developed by the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health in the Northern English city of Sheffield as a general public awareness campaign aimed at people in Sheffield to reduce stigma and misconceptions around HIV transmission for World AIDS Day. Like the Facebook page Please share to support World AIDS […]