I have spoken and written about the tense and deadly situation in Ukraine over the past nine months, but with the downing of MH17 last week by presumably renegade forces in Eastern Ukraine, a new chapter in the world’s relationship with Ukraine and Russia appears to be imminent. Take a watch / listen to Rachel […]
From Agence de Presse Africaine: The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) said Wednesday it is weighing legal options to take the Botswana government to court for barring members of the gays and lesbian community from donating blood. Read the full story.
Gun control in the United States has always been a difficult and contentious issue. One one side are the gun rights advocates who cling tightly to their guns and on the other side are those that would love guns to be banned outright. The challenge is that there is plenty of middle ground, and instead […]
Across the country on July 11, there were dozens of blood drives to raise awareness of the current FDA-enforced “gay blood ban.” This effort has raised the profile of the issue even higher and hopefully the pressure will force the FDA to make much needed changes. Huffington Post: It’s Time to End the Gay Blood […]
Meaningful work in Washington is hard to come by these days. The truly last piece of legislation that had any real impact was likely the budget deal put together by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. That was nearly seven months ago and our country needs some major reforms. We still have an education […]
Call On HHS & The FDA To End Their Ban Against Gay & Bisexual Male Blood Donors The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) bans gay & bisexual men from donating blood. The current lifetime deferral focuses on sexual orientation & we are calling on the FDA to change its policy so that it focuses […]
For nearly 18 months, I have been a consumer, fan, and advocate of a service called, Aereo. This past week, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a case, American Broadcasting Company v. Aereo, that Aereo’s service as currently operated was, in effect, copyright infringement and must stop operations. The way Aereo worked was simple. […]