... because I'm gay.
I went to donate blood the other day for the first time. On the questionnaire it asked me if i have ever engaged in sexual activity with somebody of the same sex. On the back of the paper work it clearly states "Do not donate blood if you: are a male who has had sexual contact with another male, even once, since 1977". When i asked the nurse about it she told me no that it was law.They cannot take my blood because of who I am.
I have always been safe, even my first time, and i have gotten tested regularly when i could afford it. The premiss of this law is that AIDS and HIV is prevalent in the gay community. I have always been responsible and have never been at a higher risk of contraction or spreading than any other sexually active heterosexual. So what i want to know is, why is my blood no better than any other straight persons? Is it somehow dirty?
It really hurt me and pissed me off. All i wanted to do was something good for my community because i known I'm a universal donor. Living in NY I thought things were getting better, especially after gay marriage was legalized. So how can a law like this still exist?
spark notes: I'm gay and it's illegal for gay individuals to donate blood.
inb4: cool story bro, tl;dr, gtfo gay boy, somehow "pee in her butt"??