Happy IDAHOBIT Day 2020

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Restrictions on Blood Plasma Trial for Gay and Bisexual Men

The blood donation service is looking for donors for a clinical trial on blood plasma from recovered covid19 people. Be aware the existing restrictions are still in place so gay and bisexual men are banned from taking part unless they have not had sex with another man for at least three months. This is the existing rule that applies to blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

See the ITV report HERE

Blood service website HERE

  • You are working as a sex worker. You may be accepted for donation if it is longer than 3 months since you last received money or drugs for sex
  • You are a man who has had oral or anal sex with a man or men, with or without protection, in the last 3 months
  • You are a person who in the past 3 months has had sex with a man or men who have had oral or anal sex with a man or men, with or without protection