As gay man I believe I am as responsible as the next person. Im not going to donate if I have something wrong with my blood. It is just one more way that the larger society discriminates against us. H/T to Joe My God.
Activist and lawyer Doug Elliott told CityNews, "the rule is so outdated, and many gay men he knows donate anyway."
“I know a lot of people, well-informed people, people in the medical field, who give blood anyway and they just ignore the question….I think if you asked the average person on the street ‘Would you tell a lie to save a life?’ the answer would be yes.” - City News November 2, 2011