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FDA REVISES ITS BAN ON GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN DONATING BLOOD FOLLOWING PUBLIC PRESSURE FROM GLAAD, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, LGBTQ AMERICANS AND ALLIES

| April 2, 2020

Contact:
Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD
mlasky@glaad.org

The FDA announces it will reduce the deferral period for men who have sex with men from donating blood and plasma from 12 months to 3 months

GLAAD RECEIVES CONFIRMATION THAT GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN ARE ALSO UNFAIRLY BANNED FROM DONATING PLASMA FOR EXPERIMENTAL COVID-19 TREATMENT

| March 31, 2020

Contact:
Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD
mlasky@glaad.org

The FDA’s restrictions that defer gay and bisexual men, and others in the LGBTQ community, from donating blood apply to plasma donations

FDA “CONTINUING TO REEVALUATE” BAN ON BLOOD FROM GAY AND BI MEN AS SENATORS AND CELEBRITIES JOIN GLAAD IN CALLING FOR AN END TO THE BAN

| March 27, 2020

Contact:
Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD
mlasky@glaad.org

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin leads group of Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and more, in releasing letter to the FDA raising concerns with the discriminatory blood donation deferral policy

GLAAD created a petition calling on the FDA to lift the ban, which now has over 10,000 signatures and support from celebrities including Sam Smith and Michelle Visage

MIKA TO PERFORM AT THE 31ST ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES, FORTUNE FEIMSTER TO HOST

| March 5, 2020

Contact:
Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD
mlasky@glaad.org

LIL NAS X, OLIVIA WILDE, HAILEE STEINFELD, DAN LEVY AND CO-STARS OF SCHITT’S CREEK, ELVIS DURAN, RYAN O’CONNELL, AMANDLA STENBERG, D.J. “SHANGELA” PIERCE, BOB THE DRAG QUEEN, AND EUREKA O’HARA TO APPEAR AS PRESENTERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

BETTE MIDLER TO MAKE FIRST-TIME APPEARANCE AT THE GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS IN NEW YORK ON MARCH 19

| February 27, 2020

Contact:
Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD
mlasky@glaad.org

Jimmy Fallon will present the award for Outstanding Broadway Production, Bette Midler will introduce Ben Platt, and Sarah Paulson and Matt Bomer will present Ryan Murphy with the Vito Russo Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York