Sign GLAAD and GMHC’s petition at www.celibacychallenge.com to pressure the FDA to screen all prospective blood donors based on risk, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The FDA recently announced that gay and bisexual men may finally be allowed to donate blood after being banned for life since the ’80s — but only if they remain celibate for one year.
So straight guys can have safe sex with woman after woman and still donate blood. But gay and bi men who have had safe sex for an entire year — even with a monogamous partner — would still be banned. Sounds like discrimination to us.
No one should be denied basic health insurance, which they need just to survive, because of who they are. Call for the repeal of New York State Medicaid's new regulation excluding trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers from its program. http://glaad.org/healthcarehttp://srlp.org/healthcare
I AM: Trans People Speak is a project created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and sponsored by GLAAD to raise awareness about the diversity of transgender communities. It will lift the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies.
Transgender people have a wide range of interests, experiences and backgrounds that are too often ignored because of their trans identity. Together we can make a positive change in the visibility and representation of transgender people by focusing on the full individual.