The United States government is considering removing the heavy, three-decade-old ban on gay blood donations. Now the FDA will meet for two days or more to discuss the issue; one which gay rights activists, lawmakers, and medical groups have called long overdue.
“We’ve got the ball rolling. I feel like this is a tide-turning vote,” claims LGBT activist, Ryan James Yezak, founder of the National Gay Blood Drive. “There’s been a lot of feet dragging and I think they’re realizing it now.”