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: 172
Latest Activity: Apr 10

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

Couples facing Diabetes together

Started by DressyFemme. Last reply by DressyFemme Apr 10. 11 Replies

how exactly are queerness and diabetes connected for you?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by DressyFemme Mar 18. 17 Replies

COMING OUT...which do you do first?

Started by Mike. Last reply by smartalex1972 Feb 20. 15 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

You Go Girl!!!

Started by Gabriel Jun 18, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by mo on May 16, 2011 at 7:53pm
can u give us the link i wana join =)
Comment by Jason Drawhorn on May 16, 2011 at 7:09pm
To anyone interested, join the group "Sweet Bears," a gay diabetic group for men on Facebook.
Comment by Reb on May 14, 2011 at 2:19pm
Hello to all! Nice to know we truly 'are everywhere'! I recently moved to Morongo Valley, CA, near Palm Springs. Anyone else in this area?
To Judith, what a great testament to gay/lesbian parenting; always knew it to be true. So nice to hear from someone as close to it as you. Congratulations!
Comment by SF Pete on May 14, 2011 at 1:14pm
Judith! That"s wonderful. Congratulations! What a ;proud and edifying moment. I wish them all well. :)
Comment by Jason Drawhorn on May 13, 2011 at 7:47pm
Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well.
Comment by Natasha on May 6, 2011 at 9:08am
Hey everyone!
Comment by mo on May 5, 2011 at 2:43pm
hi everyone am from new york saying hi =)
Comment by Acquafortis on December 14, 2010 at 12:43pm

Welcome LeeAnneL!

Comment by LeeAnneL. on December 10, 2010 at 8:19pm

Hey everyone- what a cool group! Who knew that there were so many of us who were queer and living with diabetes! Thanks to whoever started this up!

Comment by Acquafortis on December 7, 2010 at 12:36am
So very welcome to ryynanen48, DBella and Orpheus929!
The more the merrier!

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