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– TEL AVIV, AUGUST 19 – Israel will lift the restrictions in force on the donation of blood by homosexuals from 1 October. This was announced by health minister Nitzan Horowitz who spoke of “historical fact”.
“Discrimination against gay males – explained Horowitz, himself a homosexual – is over. When I became a minister I ordered the removal of the degrading and irrelevant questions set out in the donation questionnaire, the legacy of a stereotype that belongs to history. ‘is the difference between blood and blood “.
The Israeli LGBT movement thanked the minister for “this important decision”. (HANDLE).