I tried to donate blood today, but they wouldn't take mine, because I'm a man who's had sex with another man. They didn't care whether or not it was protected or even ask me if I knew my HIV status. They just dismissed me for having had gay sex. This is the first time I've ever felt discriminated against, and it fucking sucked. I can't even imagine how black people feel knowing that people discriminate against them like all the fucking time.
i feel like they’re so strict on that because they think we’re “sex perverts” so we’re more likely to have HIV than a straight person. it’s wrong. canada is one of the only countries that will let gay men donate blood, but only if they haven’t had sex with another man for 5 years i believe. the world has only just started to change, there’s still a long way to go.