(THE HILL) — Anger is re-emerging over the federal government's ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men in the wake of a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 50 people dead.
“Gay. Men. In. Orlando. Can’t. Give. Blood. To. Their. Bleeding. Battered. Community. Dear @US_FDA, CHANGE THAT NOW,” tweeted Brian Gerald Murphy, co-creator of Legalize Trans, a campaign that advocates for inclusivity of transgender people in the gay rights movement.
Rep. Jared Polis, who is gay and helped launch the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, also weighed in.
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