i mean lmao off the top of my head: we still live in a country where any man who’s had sex with a man in the past 12 months can’t give blood and people are like, wow, this fight is over now!
wait what? why? how does that even make any sense??
Actually isn’t it “since [the date of the first appearance of HIV/AIDS in the US] 1977”. So, if a man has had sex with another man, at any time between now and 1977, in the United States, he can’t donate blood. Like that was the specific question I was asked (by a kiosk) last time I tried to donate blood.
It’s complete bullshit.
Just realized OP is probably from the UK….my bad
lmao i am from the uk and i went to university with the son of a prominent human rights lawyer who tried and failed to get this law completely abolished, so. yeah. you cannot give blood if you are a man who has had sex with a man in the past 12 months. (i’m surprised no one has tried to get even just get the specific wording of this changed, tbh, as presumably it actually means ‘cisgender men’ and/or ‘sex between two people with penises’ even but idk. homophobes. who knows what they’re talking about ever if we’re being honest here.)
our blood donation laws are very strange, i am not allowed to give blood for non-gay reasons, and frankly i cannot wait until labour win again and just get rid of all this rubbish once and for all (although at one point i was not allowed to give blood for gay reasons, as the law also applies to women who have had sexual contact within a certain time period with a man who has ever had sex with a man. SHIT’S A MESS.)
I just looked up my country’s blood giving “rules” and turns out I cannot give blood for a number of reasons (including gay ones!)
I need help, and fast. I need someone off the books. Someone angry.
I want lgbt book stores, lgbt coffee houses, and lgbt theaters to replace lgbt bars as centers of community, places to meet people, and lgbt rights of passage.
YES. i am so fucking TIRED of every queer event being at a bar or another 21+ venue, especially when alcoholism is a thing for so many, esp. queer youth, and community isolation is such a major factor in so many suicides.
what is the 90s?
this is the 90s
Here we see Gillian Anderson engaged in the arduous task of turning on her mobile phone while simultaneously smoking and violating the rules of fashion.
"Mad was the last kid I saw and he was asleep. He was 3 months old and they put him in my arms and he stayed asleep and they put him in the bath and he stayed asleep and I thought he was narcoleptic or something. Then he opened his eyes and just stared at me for the longest time and I just stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. And it wasn’t that he smiled that he liked me, it was just that I hadn’t held children in my life and I was always considered so dark and I always had so many things that made me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be somebody’s mom because certainly the world has an opinion of me and I’m not so sure about myself and am I gonna be the best mom? So the fact that this little kid seemed at ease gave me the courage to feel like I could make him happy. And so we became a family right then." — Angelina Jolie
endless list of favorite films: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
”Serve God, Love me, and mend.“
Neutral Milk Hotel, LIVE @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Paloma / SMAC de Nîmes Métropole, le 30 mai 2014, à Nîmes. à Paloma / SMAC de Nîmes Métropole.