Heartstopper Star Joe Locke is highly upset with the Manx government and politicians on their recent decision!
The Isle of Man which is a self-governing British Crown Dependency has a queer blood ban in place. The ban which has been under review since 2014, dates back to the 1980s and prevents gay men from donating blood under any circumstance.
“The Isle of Man to this day does not allow gay men to donate blood, an archaic rule that was placed into force at the height of the AIDS pandemic.” The actor continued, “These rules have slowly changed in the UK… but not on the island.”
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So strong of him to speak out.