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News: Gay Blood Ban Hits Life-Saving Organ Donations

Excerpt: A portion of a deceased teen’s organ donation has been rejected because he was gay. But a Food and Drug Administration policy, which prohibits men who have sex with men from donating tissue, has barred Betts from fulfilling one of his final wishes in life, reports Des Moines TV station KCCI. Source: Advocate: After […]

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News: Social Security 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report from the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. “Neither Medicare nor Social Security can sustain projected long-run program costs in full under currently scheduled financing, and legislative changes are necessary to avoid disruptive consequences for beneficiaries […]

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Chat with Richard: Net Neutrality

Technology questions aside, I believe in a fair, open, and free Internet. And here is why. Here in the United States, since the dawning days of the Internet, we have been free and able to publish anything we want to the World Wide Web. Today, this has not changed. While other countries censor and block, […]

San Francisco Gay Blood Ban

News: SF Asks Feds to End Gay Blood Ban

via Breitbart News: San Francisco Presses Feds to End Ban on Gay Male Blood Donations Excerpt: In 1983, as the AIDS epidemic was raging, gays and bisexual men were banned from donating blood by the FDA. Now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a resolution to end the ban, and the city board is […]

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Video: The First Gay NFL Player Provides Hope

As Michael Sam recently accepted the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, a sense of pride and honor came over me. I now live in a world where there is a gay NBA player, a gay MLS player, and a gay NFL player. Growing up, I didn’t have role models like that, and […]

War on Terror

Chat with Richard: The War on Terror

On the evening of September 11, 2001, the United States knew war was coming. We didn’t yet know against whom or how it would be fought and won, we just knew it was coming. By the end of the next week, that war had been given a name: The War on Terror. I was a […]