Chile joins China, and Mexico as countries that no longer discriminates against gays and lesbians when it comes to donating blood.
Movilh, a LGBTQ activist group in Chile, said in a statement “As of today, sex between people of the same sex ceases to be considered a danger, disease or infection by the Health Ministry.”
Before when donating blood, in the questionnaire given before each donation you would have to answer questions regarding your sexual orientation. Now the questionnaire looks for a history of “risky” sexual behavior, with “risky” being defined as sex with more than one partner in the “last 12 months regardless of sexual orientation” by the Health Ministry.
As evident with this last election, the Republican part is so far out of touch with mainstream America they might as well be on a different planet. It seems at least some in the Republican party now know they’ve been only listening to what they want to hear, and if they don’t change something soon they will be left behind (and personally I’d be okay with that).
The Republicans National Convention released a 100 page report called the ”Growth and Opportunity Project,” that calls for sweeping reforms and an initial $10 million to help gain the support of LGBT and minority communities.
Here’s what the report had to say regarding gays and minorities:
San Francisco 49er’s cornerback Chris Culliver caused a lot of trouble for himself when just days before the Super Bowl he said gays weren’t welcome in the lockeroom or the NFL.
Well keeping the the promise he made after his apology, Culliver tweeted this photo and “Great time at LGBTQ the Q is for (question)” from the Los Angeles Trevor Project offices when he is getting educated about the struggles of LGBTQ youth.
Last Monday a court in Istanbul contradicted a previous ruling by Turkey’s supreme court by saying gay sex is completely natural! What’s really interesting, is the ruling came as the result of a man being prosecuted for selling gay porn, reports Gay Star News.
Yesterday’s (18 February) ruling regarded a trader who was caught selling 125 DVDs of gay and group sex porn.
The person, known only by his initials, DM, faced up to four years imprisonment according to article 262/2 of the Turkish penal code that prohibits owning, trafficking, distributing and publishing ‘unnatural sex’ videos. Judge Mahmut Erdemli, however, ruled that sexual orientation can not be considered as ‘unnatural’ and should be respected.
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Robbie Rogers came out just a few days ago, and announced his retirement at the same time. Support has been pouring in for Rogers ever since, many hoping he will get back on the pitch and continue playing in the future. The New York Times has as many, many more!
Gay acceptance in sports!
We have a few updates about the response 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is getting for his unwillingness to accept gay players on his team. First off, we have a fantastic video from Sean Chapin saying it’s about time for gay players in the NFL to come out. Then we have Culliver’s non-apology, and last but not least a response from our favorite punter of a time, Chris Kluwe.
Sports has come a long ways in some respects, but without an openly gay current pro athlete there is still some ways to go. New York University’s out and proud volleyball captain Jay Hayes is trying to change that. He directed the It Gets Better video to send a message to gay athletes everywhere, “It gets better, because we make it better.”