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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: 181
Latest Activity: Feb 28

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, 2014. 1 Reply

Couples facing Diabetes together

Started by DressyFemme. Last reply by DressyFemme Aug 6, 2014. 12 Replies

COMING OUT...which do you do first?

Started by Mike. Last reply by Michelle May 28, 2014. 19 Replies

how exactly are queerness and diabetes connected for you?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by Sankofa May 17, 2014. 18 Replies

Type 1 FTMs (prior to transition)

Started by Sidkd5. Last reply by Justin Feb 18, 2014. 2 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 Muragaki on September 9, 2011 at 9:25pm
Gary, I agree with you with respect to using terms long wielded as derogatory terms; but I can agree just as much with Judith insofar as reclaiming language. A parallel argument is reflected in the African American community in that young men refer to each other with the "N-" word -- I would never think to use such a term toward an African American brother but for some reason it is acceptable one to another. For that matter, I have heard young gay men refer to each other as "fags," a word I never have liked or felt comfortable saying.

Just to confuse things, Natasha's view is one I hadn't heard but like. The idea of being more inclusive is definitely something the entire gay community could stand to exercise more often among its own...
Comment by Gary on September 9, 2011 at 7:57pm
I would never want to be referred to as a Queer. or a Queer Diabetic. We have come so far past that and are gaining respect and acceptance.
Comment by Gary on September 9, 2011 at 7:54pm
I recently joined so I apologize if this question has been asked before. Is there a specific reason why the name "queerdiabetics" was selected? In todays environment, gays have made alot of progress eliminating namecalling etc.. and it seems the title used here contradicts that. We want to progress, move forward, gain more support. Should we not use a more 2011 term that is not condescending, or potentially taken as a negative or derogatory? Why not promote who we are and a total favorable light. It can be as simple as Gay Diabetics, GBLTG, something powerful that says who we are and is not considered derogatory or negative in the mainstream. Other examples: GayAmericancswithDiabetes, Gay&Diabetic, well you get the gist. any thoughts? I think changing the name to a more acceptable and less in your face term may gain greater support and membership
Comment by Mike Greenblatt on May 31, 2011 at 4:08pm
I have never been one to care about what the "norm" thinks.
Comment by Miss Miss on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm
Mike, I couldn't have said it any better than you did. A child doesn't care who is caring for him/her as long as they are being loved and cared for. I think it is our society that tries to say that the combo does matter.
Comment by Mike Greenblatt on May 31, 2011 at 10:02am
It shouldn't matter what combo you are. You want to give love and caring to a child, that is all that matters.
Comment by Miss Miss on May 31, 2011 at 3:05am
Judith, congratulation. What a way to show that being raised by 2 mums or 2 dads can be just as successfully done as being raised by 1 mum and 1 dad.
Comment by nour 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!

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