In Aprilthe House of Representatives voted on a motion that would make an end to this ban and would make sexual risk behaviour the criteria for blood donation; in response the Government asked the blood bank Sanquin and Maastricht University to investigate whether men who have sex with men should be allowed to donate blood. Retrieved 8 July Article bis was repealed inwhich equalised the age of consent for same-sex sexual activity. This resulted in the termination of a teacher in for being in a same-sex relationship. Amsterdam Gay Bars and Clubs.
LGBT history in the Netherlands.
Dutch people are very tolerant, especially in big cities. Only this year we supported over desparete LGBT asylum seekers in their procedure. In the Netherlands, as in many other countries, men who have sex with men MSM were previously not allowed to donate blood. Namespaces Article Talk.
The Netherlands is highly diverse and culturally liberal.