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U.S. Rep Mike Quigley Discusses MSM Blood Ban with OutLaw

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
On March 31, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to OutLaw, an organization for LGBT students at the University of Chicago Law School, highlighting the need to reevaluate the FDA’s blood donation criteria.

Banned4Life Holds San Francisco Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
In their ongoing effort to highlight the FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy that bars men who have sex with men, regardless of their risk level, the group Banned4Life will hold a blood drive on February 23 at San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery.

U.S. Representatives Push to End Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
On Jan. 30, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) observed National Blood Donor Month with a call for the need to reevaluate the donation criteria that prevents men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood for life.

Top Ten HIV Stories of 2013

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
EDGE looks at the top 10 HIV health stories of the year.

Despite Pressure, Ban on Gay Blood Donors Endures

By David Crary | Monday Sep 16, 2013
The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years; on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay men.

Russia Casts Wider Homophobic Net, Targets Gay Blood Donors

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 26, 2013
A Russian lawmaker has proposed a measure that would effectively widen that government’s recent anti-gay legislative activity to include another area of civic life: Blood donations.

Canada Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 15, 2013
Canada has lifted its 30-year band on blood donations from gay men, but some restrictions will still be enforced.

Wis. Senator Pushes to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Monday Aug 5, 2013
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a push in Washington to allow gay men to donate blood.

Across the Nation, Protests Call for End to Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
On July 12, gay men in 52 cities across the nation headed to their local blood banks in an attempt to change the FDA’s ban against gay men donating blood.

Gay Men Plan Des Moines Blood Donation Protest

Friday Jul 12, 2013
A Des Moines blood donation center is 1 of 53 sites targeted for a nationwide protest by gay men.