As you’re probably aware, June is Gay Pride Month. To show our gay pride, we’re having Gay Week over at Boinkology: from Monday to Friday, it’s all gay posts, all the gay time.
The Red Cross’s ban on gay male blood donors has always seemed a bit, well, prejudiced. After all, a gay man who has used condoms during every sexual encounter is at no more risk for HIV infection than a straight person — and regardless of risk factors, all donated blood is tested for HIV anyway. But even so, we can sorta see where the Red Cross is coming from with that policy.
Not so much the Chinese ban on lesbian blood donors. Even though lesbians have no history of increased risk of blood borne illness, they’re still banned from donating blood. It seems that there’s a blanket ban on anyone who’s had same-sex contact — regardless of the sex of the individual.
Call us crazy, but more blood in the blood bank seems like a good thing. Maybe we should just let people donate blood… regardless of their sexual preference.