One thing that I'm hearing loud and clear is that stigma and discrimination is a serious problem in the LGBTQ2S world. We know there's a ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men, and there doesn't appear to be any valid scientific basis for it. I know there was a promise by the Liberals in the last election that they would eliminate the five-year ban. They have not done that. They've reduced the five-year abstinence period to one year, which I've been told is ridiculous. It's ridiculous to expect men in a monogamous gay relationship to abstain from sex for a year as a condition to giving blood.
I'm wondering how you feel, as gay men, about that issue. Does it bother you that we have official government policy that essentially discriminates against people? We know that there could be a heterosexual man who engages in extremely dangerous practices, and there's no automatic ban on his donating blood. How do you feel about that?