A safe space for GSM (Gender and Sexual Minority) folk to discuss their lives, issues, interests, and passions. LGBT is still a popular term used to discuss gender and sexual minorities, but all GSM are welcome beyond lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who consent to participate in a safe space.
I can’t donate, because I’m a sexually active gay man.
I guess queer blood isn’t good enough for the people needing a transfusion. It’s just another example of how LGBTQ people are not quite equal. The laws need to change! It is based on fear and misinformation as to why gay men can't donate. ALL blood is tested for many things, including HIV, before it is ever used. It makes me sad and angry that I can't help the community at large in this way. I am HIV negative and have always been. I practice safe sex and my partners have all been HIV negative as well... so WHY (other than homophobia) can I not give blood?
This stigma needs to end... you won't catch "the gay" by getting gay blood.
It's silly, it's maddening, and this needs to change.
So I'm moving in with one of my best friends and I felt I should tell him I'm bi so as too avoid a situation later. Well we went out to eat and I tell him, and he tells me I told him almost three weeks ago when I was blackout drunk. It's was one of the wildest experiences of my life, but I loved it.
All through my childhood I have always wanted to be one of the girls in a group of friends. Even when I do get to be myself with my girl friends I still feel like something is off. No matter how feminine Im dressed or feel, I still find myself being the odd one out.