Russia may bring back its ban on gay blood donors, and offer an additional gay-to-straight conversion therapy service.
32-year-old Mikhail Degtyarev, who is a candidate for mayor of Moscow, said since 65% of all HIV-positive people were homosexuals, the proposal could not be considered discriminatory.
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A young gay man in Ireland, Tomás Heneghan, 21, from Castlegar, County Galway, has donated blood since he was 18. He claims he has been discriminated against from giving blood, despite never being sexually active.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has a lifetime ban from donating blood on any man who has ever had sex with another man.
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