Protest for the right to give blood regardless of sexual orientation.
The rule against gay men being allowed to give blood in Northern
Ireland is a blatantly homosexual one and should be challenged not only
at Stormont level but also on the streets by the LGBT community. Edwin
Poots' stance is 'irrational and unlawful' as well as being completely
A protest will take place outside the Playhouse
(where the blood donation will be happening) - everyone is encouraged
to bring placards, rainbow flags etc.
Gay men are encouraged to take part in a second protest inside the
building, where they will offer to give blood. If a lot of gay men show
up to give blood then it will ridicule the law even further. There are
regular shortages of blood in N.I., yet they turn down willing donors
because they are gay.
Everyone is encouraged to be very friendly to the staff and nurses as this is nothing to do with them.
Be there on the second of august and bring all your friends. We need AS MANY people as possible.