I just received word there will be a protest on campus tomorrow:
Wednesday 5/14/2008 12 NOON- 1PM
In Front of the MU Steps
Students at OSU will be in front of the Memorial Union tomorrow at noon protesting silently to help bring awareness to their fellow students about the blatant discrimination of men who engage in same-sex sexual relations by the Red Cross of America.
The Red Cross does not allow anyone to donate blood if they “are a male who has had sexual contact with another male, even once, since 1977”. (http://www.redcross.org/services/biomed/0,1082,0_557_,00.html#hiv)
Come and stand next to your fellow community members in silence and help support the start of a change inside an organization that is preventing more lives from being saved.
Some attendees will be wearing red to express their solidarity. Please consider wearing red; however, participants are welcome to dress however they are.
Please forward to list serves and as many people as you possibly can.
Come and stand with us at any point during the lunch hour.
Warmest of Regards,