LGBTQ+ Community Debates Identity Politics and the 2020 Election (Part 2/2)

People across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum came to the VICE offices in Brooklyn to hash out some of the most pressing issues they face today. This is part 2 of that … source

Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?

July 26, 2021 — For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. The latest FDA guidance requires a 3-month sexual abstinence period before donating for all men who have sex with men. That applies even to men married to other men or two men… Continue reading Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?

Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More teens in the United States are reporting their sexual identity as gay, lesbian or bisexual, nationwide surveys show. Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of 15- to 17-year-olds who said they identified as “non-heterosexual” rose from 8.3% to 11.7%, according to nationwide… Continue reading Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

The gay men who can donate blood in the UK for the first time

Gay couple Oscar and Xavier say they feel “proud” about donating blood for the very first time in the UK. Before now, any male donor who’d had sex with another man in the previous three months couldn’t give blood. But new rules in England, Scotland and Wales mean that anyone who has had the same… Continue reading The gay men who can donate blood in the UK for the first time

Blood donation: Gay couple 'thrilled' after rules change

Until now men who have sex with men had to wait three months before donating. Source link

Oxford writer welcomes gay blood donor rule change

Writer Wayne Brown welcomes the change after he was turned away from donating last year. Source link

Queer in the Media: politics and representation with Olly Alexander

Shon Faye is joined by lead singer of pop group Years and Years, Olly Alexander, to discuss his experiences as an out gay man in pop music and the media, his … source