Alan Cumming Challenges Gay Men to A Year Without Sex In #CelibacyChallenge Blood Donation PSA

by Steve Hall
Today, GLAAD and Gay Men’s Health Crisis launched a new PSA and social media campaign featuring Alan Cumming aimed at raising awareness about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men. Created pro-bono by Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Bullitt, the petition campaign, hashtagged #CelibacyChallenge, urges the FDA to alter i ...Read the full article

Celibacy Challenge

Sign GLAAD and GMHC’s petition at www.celibacychallenge.com to pressure the FDA to screen all prospective blood donors based on risk, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The FDA recently announced that gay and bisexual men may finally be allowed to donate blood after being banned for life since the ’80s — but only if they remain celibate for one year. So straight guys can have safe sex with woman after woman and still donate blood. But gay and bi men who have had safe sex for an entire year — even with a monogamous partner — would still be banned. Sounds like discrimination to us. #celibacychallenge For more information about GLAAD's work, please visit http://www.glaad.org,http://facebook.com/glaad, and http://twitter.com/glaad. For more information about GMHC’s work, please visit http://gmhc.org, http://facebook.com/gmhc446, and http://twitter.com/gmhc.