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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara Jul 27, 2007. 3 Replies


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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.
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Michelle commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"I'm sorry I reside in the Inland Empire...Hemet California."
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"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…"
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Judith in Portland commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"Whoa. Sankofa. that sounded a little challenging. Is there a litmus test here? I've never seen one here before...."
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Sankofa commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"ok..Michelle...what does I.E. stand for?"
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Michelle commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"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."
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Judith in Portland commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"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!"
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Judith in Portland commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"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…"
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homophobia & ableism--support me!

Posted on October 24, 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments

so, im getting kinda nervous because I am supposed to be facilitating a workshop tomorrow about the intersections of homophobia & ableism. I am really excited to have the opportunity to speak specifically about the connections (and to extend it to dealing with chronic illness), but im worried that 1) folks arent going to get it 2) its going to be boring and 3) no one is going to come.

since you all are such *experts* in dealing with these connections, i'd…


headed to the desert...

Posted on August 25, 2007 at 1:06pm 2 Comments

has anyone here ever heard of Burning Man? That’s where Vanessa & I are headed this week—an all out hippie artist fest in the middle of nowhere. check it out here: www.burningman.com

are there any 'burners' in the group? if so, do you have any advice for surviving a week in the sweltering desert with diabetes and without access to anything that you didnt bring on your back? just…


where are the queer diabetics at?!

Posted on August 15, 2007 at 8:24pm 0 Comments

if you're here and you're queer and you're diAbEtic, then check out the Queer Diabetics group. its about to get hot in there, so stop by and check out the discussion and organizing that's starting up. or better yet, help us make it happen!

towards a world free of discrimination & isms, and of course, healthcare for all,

hey y'all

Posted on June 27, 2007 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

hey folks!

my name is lyndsey and im really excited to be a part of this site. i usually identify as a radical cyborg sick-o queer (i.e. i have a left-of-progressive political analysis, i wear an insulin pump, i have type one diabetes, and i like grrls), but don't be scared off--im super nice and bubbly too.

i just moved to brooklyn from north carolina about 9 months ago and i feel like im still making the transition sometimes. i really like to move around, but definitely… Continue

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At 5:29am on January 25, 2011, Donna H said…
Hi I just got tickets for Burning Man. I found you with a search for people here who have gone before. Am I nuts attempting this as a T1 pumper? I have the age factor too--50 is looming.
At 6:27pm on September 6, 2010, Kati * said…
thanks :)
At 8:07am on April 20, 2009, Linzie Wohletz said…
At 3:40pm on April 19, 2009, Lois said…
(Not valid til tomorrow!)


And many, many more!

(I'm not queer, but I am here to wish extend to you birthday greetings!)

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
At 3:10am on December 16, 2008, Maria said…
So.....I'm not queer, but I love and support the queer! :) Can I join your group?
At 8:32am on September 7, 2008, Lesley said…
At 8:30am on September 7, 2008, Lesley said…
At 9:24pm on August 3, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hi,I just discovered you,and all this amazing personality,but worried where are you?
At 5:11pm on February 18, 2008, Cait said…
Hey, thanks for pointing me over to here. So, Brooklyn eh? Whereabouts? I live in Boerum Hill.
At 6:18pm on January 31, 2008, Lesley said…
well I'm here, I'm VERY QUEER & VERY DIABETIC!!



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