China Blood Donor Lawsuit Rejected
BY Advocate.com Editors
July 08 2010 2:45 PM ET
A Beijing court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a man who sued the Red Cross after the agency turned down his blood donation because he is gay, state-run media reported Wednesday.
According to the Beijing Times, Wang Zizheng filed suit last month after blood services personnel barred him from donating. In his suit Zizheng asked for an apology and permission to become a donor, but a court in northwest Beijing dismissed the case without explanation.
Wang has stated that regardless of the court's decision, he has decided to "not give up on his duties" of speaking for China's silenced gay population.
China's health ministry prohibits "homosexuals and those with multiple sex partners" from donating blood, according to AFP.
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