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Thai Red Cross Lifts Gay Screening

There’s some bloody good news out of Thailand this morning.

The Red Cross announced that they are expanding their screening process to eschew gay discrimination. While the organization previously leaned on gay men in their vetting process, they will now include a number of questions that targets behavior, rather than people:

“We didn’t mean to hurt anyone,” said Soisaang Pikulsod, director of the Thai Red Cross National Blood Centre. “It was just to ensure the highest possible safety of our patients.”

The Red Cross will rework the form to include more questions about all types of sexual behaviour, gay or heterosexual, that could increase the risk of diseases such as AIDS, she said.

Now, if only the rest of the world would fall in line…

On:           Apr 11, 2008
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