Gay Rights News. Slightly Stale

Ptichka was reading one of her baby blogs, A Little Pregnant, last night, when she came across a post about one of the most dunderheaded, stereotype-propelled, offensive FDA policies yet.

To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.


"Under these rules, a heterosexual man who had unprotected sex with HIV-positive prostitutes would be OK as a donor one year later, but a gay man in a monogamous, safe-sex relationship is not OK unless he's been celibate for five years," said Leland Traiman, director of a clinic in Alameda, Calif., that seeks gay sperm donors.

To read the rest of the story, go here.

Frankly, if the best the FDA can do to protect people from infected sperm donations is to essentially ban gay men from donating, I have to wonder what the hell they're doing with their resources.


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