alan7388 (alan7388) wrote in polyboston,

Polyamory in the News: latest roundup

I’m really looking forward to the Poly Living conference coming up February 10-12 in Philadelphia. But meanwhile… time for another news roundup.

Newt Gingrich brings a burst of opportunities for people to tell the world about their non-Gingrichy open relationships, the kind built on caring and support all around. Mainstream TV presents several long-term triad families explaining their way of life, plus a fictional one doing the same. Next Gen poly, on and off campus. Dan Savage invites readers to “Meet the Monogamish.”

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

  • Suddenly, a flood. Newt Gingrich case prompts (some) excellent non-monogamy coverage….

  • …Some of which talks about the value of a healthy poly network for raising healthy children.

  • Writers for the doctor-drama “Private Practice” introduce a poly triad in the same respectful, sympathetic way the first pioneering TV shows did for gays in the 70s. I think a corner has been turned. Scroll down here to the third bulleted item.

  • In real life, an open triad family of 17 years, with teenager, stars in the sweetest poly documentary I recall seeing on TV — on a National Geographic show about anthropological oddities.

  • A California triad with a toddler continue their poly-awareness blitz, on ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC’s website, and in the UK’s Daily Mail.

  • A major paper in Australia profiles an ozzie polyactive network. Says Nikó Antalffy: “In the last four to five decades everything has changed: religion has lost its grip on life, we are rich in material goods as well as opportunities, there's more equality and equality of opportunity. And this brings out human desire, which is multifarious to say the least. Polyamory is the sweet result of modernity.”

  • Canada’s big anti-polygamy ruling is a nearly total, flat-out win for polyamorists, says their lawyer — legalizing not only multi-relationships, but even most wedding-like ceremonies, vows, and rituals that polyamorists would care to perform.

  • Dan Savage opens his column to readers: “Meet the Monogamish.”

  • The Girl Who Normalized Non-Monogamy: incidental polyamory in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.” This refers to the 65 million books behind the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” movie.

  • After a brain-damage tragedy, a family in or near the 1% takes on a structure none expected.

  • Love Times Three: another set of independent Mormon polygamists comes forth and shapes the image of what multi-relationship households look like.

  • Starting from cheating: can this work?

  • A major article in Britain’s The Independent, featuring Jenny Block, is reprinted around the world: Open relationships: Love without strings.

  • You know there's getting to be a lot of us when we land in the news for reasons unrelated. “Muggers With Fake Gun Thwarted by Polyamorous Inwood Family.”

  • College newspaper roundup: Building a relationship with multiple partners, and others.

  • If you haven’t encountered Laci Green, do it now. Next Generation roundup of unusually good stuff.

  • An advice columnist schools a reader for misusing “compersion.”

  • Conservative fear: “The Mainstreaming of Polyamory”. It’s happening and they know it.

  • From New Zealand, “Kiwi 'triples' say that monogamy is not for all.”

  • And more.

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

    Haven’t subscribed yet? Well what’s wrong with you? You can use the LiveJournal friends feed or other feed. Or Twitter: @PolyintheNews. Or Facebook: Alan Polyinthemedia.

    I've done 589 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 history here. I hope you have as much fun browsing it as I do collecting it!


    P.S. About Poly Living. This is Loving More's annual weekend hotel conference. It’s February 10-12 in the very nice Embassy Suites near the Philadelphia airport. Details and program. See you there?


    Also: Can’t make Poly Living? Check my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for 2012. There are 17 listed. Plus lists of LOCAL POLY GROUPS worldwide; find the ones near you.

    If you run a website... linky maybe?

    Happy winter!



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