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Alan Cumming Wants To Change The Way You Do Things In The Bedroom

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Alan Cumming is coming for the FDA.

If you heard the good news that the FDA has finally lifted its 32-year lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, you probably also heard the not-so-good news that the replacement policy is basically just as bad.

Under the new rules, a full year of celibacy is required in order for gay and bi men to qualify as blood donors.

If you’re anything like us, they may as well have said a full lifetime.

In a new campaign cheekily described as “America’s hardest challenge,” Alan Cumming seeks to raise awareness of the still-backwards policy by challenging the gay and bi men of America to complete the (satirical) “Celibacy Challenge.”

Watch below:

Cumming, who’s teamed up with GLAAD and GMHC, then encourages everyone to sign a petition, which in part reads:

“So straight guys can have safe sex with woman after woman and still donate blood. But gay and bi men who have had safe sex for an entire year—even with a monogamous partner—would still be banned. Sounds like discrimination to us.”

More info, including the opportunity to add your name to the petition, here.