A blood policy based on behavior, not identity, is needed.
The government is helping to fund 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs for disabled LGBT adults, and it must stop.
Civil rights groups say the FDA's new guidelines are 'unacceptable' for retaining restrictions on blood donations by sexually active gay and bisexual men. And for transgender donors, there's also a change in the works.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still categorizes transgender women as 'men who have sex with men,' meaning they're considered 'higher risk' in formal recommendations to blood banks.
Preventive screenings and treatments should be based on body parts, not gender identity, say trans advocates — and the federal government agrees.