Old Girl by damir-g-martin
She carried a choir with her, dozens of little voices chirping and chirruping and squeaking and squawking. There was little pattern to the song they made; it was more like layers that built into something resembling uniformity. But that false uniformity was like a blanket to her, an aural comfort, following her each day like a shadow made of sound.
Didn’t even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay
That’s been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the ‘80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again.
the wording on the paperwork is “Are you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980” or “Are you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980” (this was a blood drive at my college where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I’m not allowed to. So a better question for this article is “Why won’t baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?” though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it
This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it.