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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 Katie on March 5, 2012 at 4:05pm

Hey all,
SO sorry I couldn't make it :(
I had a last minute insane blood sugar crash and fell asleep after I treated it. I'm super bummed I missed out meeting you all. I'd love to attend another one whenever people can get together next!
And my GF Kiran would totally be into that support group! :)

Comment by Melitta on March 5, 2012 at 3:53pm

Hi Vicki: It was a small group, just Emily, her GF Katarina, and me. Emily says that Brande needs to come next time so Brande and Katarina can form a support group :) Unfortunately Katie didn't show. But we sure had fun! Will you be out here towards the end of June? It would be great to get together.

Comment by Muragaki on March 5, 2012 at 12:28pm

So... how'd the meet go?? If y'all have one in June, I may be in the neighborhood!

Comment by Melitta on March 2, 2012 at 7:43pm

I'll be there, too! Looking forward to it.....

Comment by Katie on March 2, 2012 at 3:51pm

Awesome, I'll be there. Hope to meet as many of you as possible!

Comment by Emily Coles on March 1, 2012 at 2:59pm

Hey all,

Reminder: those of us in the SF Bay Area are meeting at Blush Wine Bar, THIS SATURDAY at 3pm!

So far I've only heard from a couple takers, and it would be great to have a table's-forth of us in attendance. Good drinks, good snacky food. I'm really looking forward to meeting folks offline!

Comment by Muragaki on February 13, 2012 at 12:09pm

Powerful! Thanks for the heads-up, Judith!

Comment by Katie on February 6, 2012 at 10:16am

I'll be there - looking forward to meeting you all!

Comment by Melitta on February 3, 2012 at 8:21pm

Hey, Emily, I will see you at Blush Wine Bar on March 3! Thanks for organizing.

Comment by Emily Coles on February 3, 2012 at 2:44pm

I'm with you, Melitta. I think "reclaiming" words that have been used for ill is important, but there are times and places for it, and a general forum on TuDiabetes isn't it (unless the word in question relates to diabetes). I really hated seeing that nasty word--which I've been called, too, and by kids no less--in TuDiabetes, partly because I did not know that JT was gay, and therefore did not assume he was "reclaiming" it. For all I knew, he was some giant homophobe having fun posting a hateful word and then claiming it should be okay because he wasn't directing it against anyone in particular. Obviously within this group I would make a different assumption about how the word's being used... Context is so important.


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(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
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