Queer Diabetics

have you ever had to come out as a diabetic? ever had an endocrinologist get awkward when you mention you're queer? this group is for diabetics who also identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer, and/or questioning.

Members: 180
Latest Activity: Dec 5

who we are

let's spread some love for our full selves. this group is for queer diabetics to share resources, information, and support with one another. maybe we can start talking about how homophobia and ableism intersect too. and once we start talking about it, maybe we can work on dismantling both forms of oppression. what do you say?

Diabetes Forum

You Go Girl!!!

Started by Gabriel. Last reply by DressyFemme Aug 6. 1 Reply

Couples facing Diabetes together

Started by DressyFemme. Last reply by DressyFemme Aug 6. 12 Replies

how exactly are queerness and diabetes connected for you?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by Sankofa May 17. 18 Replies

One step closer to equality!

Started by Muragaki. Last reply by Muragaki Jun 27, 2013. 3 Replies

coming out stories

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by Suzy Jan 21, 2012. 25 Replies

Writhing with curiosity...

Started by Muragaki. Last reply by Christalyn Oct 14, 2011. 2 Replies

homophobia on tuD

Started by boedica. Last reply by Judith Dec 10, 2010. 15 Replies

is there a difference between pride and shame?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by g0m3z Sep 29, 2010. 6 Replies

Judge Walker's Stay Ruling

Started by SF Pete. Last reply by SF Pete Aug 12, 2010. 8 Replies

U.S Airforce tried to develop a "gay" bomb with aphrodisiac

Started by Scott Strumello. Last reply by CarbloverTX Aug 8, 2010. 2 Replies

Setback for civil unions in Hawai'i

Started by Muragaki. Last reply by JT Jul 17, 2010. 5 Replies

do you feel trapped by your dependence on health insurance?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by SM Johnson Apr 14, 2010. 13 Replies

NYC LGBT PWD Group Interest?

Started by Katie Oct 24, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Michelle on August 7, 2014 at 10:53pm
I'm sorry I reside in the Inland Empire...Hemet California.
Comment by Judith in Portland on August 7, 2014 at 10:03pm

Mmmm. Maybe I get it. I don't know what IE is and Michelle, your profile is very private. I get there are places where one needs to be protective of one's identity.

As I said, this is life-long for me. In 1964, I went to prom with my gay dancing partner so he wouldn't be beaten up and a bit later, he pretended to be my fiancée so I could get birth control pills...But that is not Here at TuD and Now. I apologize if I misinterpreted this exchange. TuD is a haven. Believe it. If you encounter trouble you will be supported...Blessings...

Comment by Judith in Portland on August 7, 2014 at 9:54pm

Whoa. Sankofa. that sounded a little challenging. Is there a litmus test here? I've never seen one here before....

Comment by Sankofa on August 7, 2014 at 7:57pm

ok..Michelle...what does I.E. stand for?

Comment by Michelle on August 6, 2014 at 10:15pm
I Reside in the I.E. I've been married to my beautiful wife for 6 years. I'm a type 2 diabetic since 2007..I identify as a Lesbian Tomboy. I have a 10 year old daughter. I am a Veterinarian & I'm 41.
Comment by Judith in Portland on August 5, 2014 at 9:37pm

PS Sankova: In case I might be misinterpreted: Emily works round the clock for the betterment of all diabetics. She is also openly gay, as are my #1 niece's 2 Moms and my grandson's 2 Moms....Go for it! Re-energize this group!

Comment by Judith in Portland on August 5, 2014 at 9:31pm

Meet one of our beloved community leaders, Emily Coles. She's right there in the "masthead" for this online haven. I'm not sure, to answer your question. We are large now. Folks are busy? Folks have other avenues of support? All it takes is one voice willing to put in the time to organize and rally "the troops".....Blessings....

Comment by Sankofa on August 5, 2014 at 5:46pm

How do you most identify? as diabetic or as queer? i think i am queer first then diabetic. diabetes is a sub group for me.

why is this group so silent? come on, queers! let's get some good convo going!

roll call: where are you living? how old are you? where do you land on the lgbt rainbow? type 1 or 2? children? what do u do for a living? relly status?

i'm in san diego, i'm 47, type 2 for 3 yrs diagnosed...control thru diet (vegetarian). i have a 15 yr old son. i identify as lesbian and i'm a vice principal. i have been with my sweet Berry for two years.

ok...who's next?!!!

Comment by jesikabeth on July 28, 2014 at 1:33am

Hello There! Lesbian here, 34 years old, and engaged to my partner. Oh, and type 2 :)


Comment by david-1968 on March 25, 2014 at 8:09am

I'm Here, I'm Queer, Get Type 1 Diabetic With It !


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