LGBT Archive

News: More Voices to Change Gay Blood Ban

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

Global Update on Gay Blood Ban

I have been an avid and vocal proponent of a policy change in the United States on the blanket ban attached to gay men donating blood. And now according to Towleroad, South Africa has ended their ban,

A New Day in Politics

In the last two weeks, three candidates have been appearing in my Facebook news feed more and more and I believe they signal a rising tide of passionate, informed, dedicated, and ready public servants. The trifecta of

The Gay Blood Ban

The ban on gay men donating blood is tragic and can be avoided. There are growing numbers of people out to overturn the ban, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and the group, Banned4Life.

Newsletter: Home Again

This is part of my monthly newsletter (which is free, by the way)! Sign up below to get this each and every month! It’s trite in American politics — the idea of a “New Beginning” — and

Standing Together for Leadership

On Monday night, two Democratic members of Congress voted with the GOP on their bill to avoid a government shutdown. They are the democratic congressman Sean Patrick Maloney from New York and Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. They

A Change is Needed

I’m gay. This is not news. I have a dear friend who is in need of a second bone-marrow transplant. I have long known that as a gay man, in this country I am unable to donate