"Men Who Have Sex With Men" can't donate blood... as well as men who appear to have sex with men

Again, the ignorance of America astounds me.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Aaron Pace is admittedly and noticeably effeminate, but he says he’s not homosexual. 
Still, his looks, character and behavior prompted a blood donation center to reject him when he tried to donate blood recently and he’s miffed, to say the least. 
“I was humiliated and embarrassed,” said Pace, 22. of Gary. “It’s not right that homeless people can give blood but homosexuals can’t. And I’m not even a homosexual.” 
Pace visited Bio-Blood Components Inc. in Gary, which pays for blood and plasma donations, up to $40 a visit. But during the interview screening process, Pace said he was told he could not be a blood donor there because he “appears to be a homosexual.”
Blah. When will people wake up? This policy has been in effect since 1983, BEFORE HIV tests were available. Is this homophobia? Yes, of course.

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