Let's face it, in the past, there was prejudice and hatred toward other races, and while that hasn't totally been eradicated, it is far from the levels it achevied in the 50-60s and before.
Today, that same intolerance and hatred is thrown out towards those of the gay community. What brings this up?
Well, I just heard a headline saying some state was upholding a ban on blood donations from gay men. WTF?!?
First of all, if I'm not mistaken, in many places blood is not exactly as abundant as water. Second, why only gay men? Is there something in gay male blood that gay females don't have? Third, what if a gay man has one of the rare blood types and is the only one within, say a 200 mile radius and can save person's life, but because of this ban, the person that needs the blood is as good as dead.
Honestly, is there really a point to this either to fuel some hate filled, fear fueled agenda by some overly conservative nutbag who thinks that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
I'm going to look for a little bit morei nfo on this later on today and see what the deal is, but I can already imagine its just going to infurate me even further.
If I needed blood, I wouldn't care where it came from as long as it was healthy, and that's the way it should be. A gay man's blood is no different than a straight man's blood.
These people need to stop trying to make the gay community seem like inferior citizens. Isn't it bad enough most states won't let them get married? Now you want to ban them from giving blood? What's next, just round them up and throw them in jail for the crim of being gay? It seems like that's where this is heading.
3 days ago