There’s a long history of bad blood between myself and Canadian Blood Services. Its lifetime ban on donors who are Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) is bad science compounded by unfounded social fear.
As part of National Blood Donors Week, Canadian Blood Services is embarking on an interactive photobomb campaign where they are asking Canadians to photobomb holding the Blood Signal “A Batman-style logo to be displayed only when Canadian hospitals are desperate for blood” (via National Post):
As we activate the Blood Signal from June 11 to July 1, we’d like to invite you to have some fun with this symbol announcing the need for blood. We’ve launched The Blood Photo Bomb, a social media campaign to raise awareness of the Blood Signal […]
Similar to a photo bomb where someone sneaks into another person’s photograph, the Blood Photo Bomb shifts a picture’s focus away from the intended subject and onto the blood photobomber and the Blood Signal. (via Canadian Blood Services)
“Blood Photo Bomb… Do You Dare?” Oh, do I dare. I made some modifications of my own, and decided to photobomb Canadian Blood Services itself with my “No Gay Blood Signal”: a batman-style logo to be displayed only when Canadian hospitals are desperate for blood. Just not desperate enough for gay blood.
The No Gay Blood Photo Bomb… Do You Dare?
[Look out for Part 2 this afternoon!]