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gay blood donation ban

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has said he will call for federal Labor to change the party’s platform on restrictions preventing gay men to donate blood at the party’s national Labor conference this weekend. Australia has a 12-month deferral period on donating blood for men who have sex with another man in the last 12 …


Canberra has paid tribute to the city’s strong “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey with the installation of a rainbow roundabout. The permanent artwork is on a roundabout in the inner north Canberra suburb of Braddon. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, the first openly gay state or territory leader, said at last weekend’s …