Protesting the FDA

A small group of gay activists protested in Hanover on Friday against the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to prohibit sexually active homosexual men from donating sperm.

The FDA said its decision was intended to isolate populations with a higher risk of HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. Gay activists counter that the decision is intended to discriminate against their lifestyle.

Many passers-by approached by The Dartmouth Review believed the group to be protesting discrimination in blood donations, particularly since two participants’ shirts appeared to be streaked in blood. A week-long Red Cross blood drive concluded Friday afternoon.

Distracting from their message was the weekly anti-war protest staged a few feet away by local middle school students.

Protesting the FDA

— Gay activists in Hanover on Friday —