Out There: Gays Get Free Juice And Cookies, Too

•The American Red Cross is considering the possibility that maybe not all gays are infected with HIV from that one time they had anal sex back in 1985, and are consequently in favor of lifting the government’s lifetime ban on blood donation for gay and bisexual men. [Advocate]

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• What makes us gay or straight? Was it the leather pants our grandma bought us when we were six? There are scientists trying to figure it all out, and right now in the rhetorical battle of nature vs. nurture, nature seems to be winning. [CBS News via 429 News]

• Straight high school student Brandon Flyte has allegedly been expelled from his high school for surprise-airing his gay-themed student film Brokeback High for his marine biology class. Word is still out on whether the film involved whales or dolphins. [Towleroad]

• The Meretz political party is the first in Israel to endorse gay marriage. Their catchiest slogan borrows from the Jewish marriage song: “the voice of groom and groom,” and “the voice of bride and bride.” [365 Gay]

• Virginia’s constitution could be amended to ban gay marriage this November, thanks to a ballot measure made possible by (phony) Democratic governor Tim Kaine. [Washington Blade]