alan7388 (alan7388) wrote in polyboston,

Polyamory in the News: What the world is saying about us.

Hi folks. Time has passed... Here's another news roundup....

Canada legalizes most polyamory in a major court case. Dear Abby gives a platform for a renowned poly advice nurse to reach millions. Open marriage redux. Threesomes naturally. An emergent phenomenon at Occupy Wall Street. And, would your polyfamily like to be media stars? If so, learn how to stay in charge.

If you haven't kept up with Polyamory in the News in the last couple months (or subscribed to it by the LJ friends feed or other feed), here’s some of what you missed:

  • "Slowly it dawned on me. This felt so normal. So right. So -- not deviant at all." First Time for Everything: Dating a Couple.

  • Dissecting Poly on TV. Australia gets a good look at polyfolks on public television -- with tips for when it’s your turn. And, how to get into the polys-in-the-media circuit, if you are so inspired.

  • The Canadian anti-polygamy court ruling, and its new exemption for most polyamory: Win, Loss, or Draw? Thanks to two years of work by the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association and the five polyfamilies who submitted affidavits, Canadian law seems to have been redefined to legalize most polyamory for the first time, while leaving explicit group marriages criminal. It’s not over; this is probably headed for Canada’s Supreme Court.

  • A right-wing foundation’s fear: Get Ready for Group Marriage.

  • The Atlantic, one of America’s big-think magazines, addresses The Role Non-Monogamy Will Play in the Future of Marriage and related topics -- mostly with banality and old-think, but new models of relating get a bit of a hearing.

  • The world’s most widely syndicated newspaper columnist gives us more good inkspace: Dear Abby gives a platform to Kathy Labriola. When you finally break the news to your relatives back home, this may be what they recall.

  • A very out MFM triad with a toddler display their home and lives, and their strengths and weaknesses, in Details Magazine, on CNN’s Anderson Cooper show, and in Britain’s Daily Mail.

  • Gay media and multi-relationships: MMM triads profiled.

  • Open marriage back in vogue, maybe, and its definition vs. polyamory.

  • "Six Reasons to Try Polyamory" from a TNG enthusiast. And three reasons to stay away.

  • In the thick of the most important event of our time, polyamory emerges naturally for a certain fraction of the participants: Monogamy, Polyamory, and Relationships at Occupy Wall Street.

  • In the San Francisco Bay Area, the poly movement has had decades now to mature. But into what forms? "From a fringe scene to a veritable subculture", as seen by an alternative newspaper.

  • And more.

    Here's the site: Polyamory in the News ( The most recent 10 items are up front.

    Subscribe by the LiveJournal friends feed or other feed.

    Twitter: @PolyintheNews.

    Facebook: Alan Polyinthemedia

    I've done 564 of these reports in the last six years, covering more than 1,000 items in news media of all kinds. They’re sortable by topic, date, and sometimes location and language. There’s serious history here. I hope you have as much fun browsing it as I do documenting it!


    Also: Check my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for 2012. There are 16 there now. Plus lists of LOCAL POLY GROUPS worldwide, so you can find the social/ support/ discussion groups and happenings near you. (And if you run a website… link please?)


    Happy December,


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