1st December 2014
Peter Tatchell: Gay blood ban should be cut to 3 months 6
12:04 PM — Peter Tatchell has called for the ban on gay men giving blood to be relaxed to three months.
28th November 2014
US: FDA ‘to consider’ relaxing gay blood ban 1
5:03 PM — The Food and Drug Administration will meet next week to consider recommendations to lift the permanent ban on gay men giving blood.
18th November 2014
UKIP doctor blasts Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s equal blood campaign 24
11:47 AM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate, who works as a hospital doctor, has criticised Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to equalise blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men.
14th November 2014
US: Panel recommends ‘relaxation’ of gay blood ban
11:37 AM — A key advisory committee has agreed that regulations banning gay men from donating blood should be slightly relaxed.
5th November 2014
WATCH: Tory MP Michael Fabricant: ‘Gay men have to lie in order to give blood’ 2
5:55 PM — In a video aired on the BBC today, Tory MP Michael Fabricant calls for the equalisation of blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
4th November 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant to push for end to ‘illogical’ gay blood donation rules in BBC interview 19
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to allow gay men to donate blood moves forward tomorrow when a short film and an interview will take place on the BBC.
22nd October 2014
Peter Tatchell: The gay blood ban is medically unjustified discrimination 7
4:21 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell writes on why the UK’s blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men need reforming.
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Gay blood ban is unfair and illogical 5
1:18 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant has called for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood, in a Parliamentary motion today.
21st September 2014
Study: Ending the gay blood ban could help save a million lives 3
11:47 AM — A report has claimed that ending the blanket ban on gay men donating blood in the US could potentially save over a million lives.
13th September 2014
Kazakhstani politician: You can identify gays with an easy blood test 33
2:43 PM — A Kazakhstani politician has come up with an 'easy' method to identify gays.
11th September 2014
Caroline Lucas tables motion for ‘urgent review’ of blood donor rules 11
2:36 PM — Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has tabled an Early Day Motion which calls for an "urgent review" of the rules for selecting blood donors.
9th September 2014
Tory MP’s motion to end gay blood ban finds maximum co-sponsors 7
4:02 PM — A Private Member's Bill by Tory MP Michael Fabricant calling for an end to discrimination against men who have sex with men giving blood, has filled its list of co-sponsors.
US: Democrats call for end of gay blood ban 7
10:59 AM — Democrats in the US have called for the Obama administration to end a ban on gay men donating blood, tissue and organs.
7th September 2014
Gay-free singing contests, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:37 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
4th September 2014
Tory MP to introduce motion to stop discrimination against gay men donating blood 23
3:53 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant will next month introduce legislation calling for an end to discrimination against men who have sex with men giving blood.
14th August 2014
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.
17th July 2014
Lifetime gay blood ban not justifiable, says Europe Court of Justice Advocate General
4:57 PM — A lifetime ban preventing French gay men from donating blood is not justifiable, says the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.
12th July 2014
‘Gay Blood Drive’ events held across US to protest blood ban 1
1:39 PM — Gay blood drive events have been held across the US, to protest the ongoing ban on gay men giving blood.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.
19th June 2014
Green MP Caroline Lucas: The government must end the ‘draconian’ rules on gay men giving blood 5
5:26 PM — Caroline Lucas says she's disappointed at the government for rejecting calls to end the ban against gay men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.