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Poly House Party Weekend event, Sunday June 5!

It's two weeks to Global Poly House Party Weekend, June 3–5 (http://www.polyhouseparty.com/). I'm co-hosting one on Sunday evening June 5th, 5 to 11 p.m., at the Eanes's lovely digs in Hollis, New Hampshire.

We'll have potluck dinner, hot-tubbing, socializing, and a showing of Terisa Greenan's entire poly web-TV dramedy series "Family" on the big screen in the living room. Kids welcome (but must be supervised and kept safely away from the pool, which will not be in use). Read all about it on the event's page:
http://www.polyhouseparty.com/party/hollis-new-hampshire-poly-house-party

This is a voluntary fundraiser for Loving More and/or the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association. A hat will be out if you want to drop in a check (no amount too small or too large), but this is not required. Do bring something edible for the potluck table.

Come revisit old friends and meet new ones! Sign up at
http://www.polyhouseparty.com/party/hollis-new-hampshire-poly-house-party

If you haven't been to the house before, or have forgotten how to get there, RSVP to me, alan7388@gmail.com, for directions. It's 1 hour from the center of Boston, less from the northern suburbs.

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Too far? Not T accessible?! Then host your own Poly House Party! See
http://www.polyhouseparty.com/

Behind this scheme are folks at Modern Poly and Loving More. They plotted it at the last Polyamory Leadership Network meeting as a way to have fun, to "bring together polyamorous people and communities, to celebrate polyamory, and to support the movement for the acceptance of relationship choice." From the website:

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It is poly-fi triads, kids of four-parent households, primaries and their play partners, the ethically non-monogamous, the incidentally monogamous, the polysaturated, the overly single, the doubly heartbroken, the label-resistant, the too-complex-to-explain, and our wonderful not-wired-that-way supportive allies.

It is barbecues, keggers, potlucks, raves, picnics, blues dances, play parties, tantric retreats, game nights, field days, movement fundraisers, cuddle parties, and fancy dinners.

It is raising awareness about our culture, our relationship preference, and the idea that freedom of relationship choice is important to society at large. It is a community bonding experience, our way — because everyone will do it a little differently.

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See also my post about the project here:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2011/05/poly-house-party-weekend.html

Cheers,

Alan M.
People: Misc: trio on Coney Island beach, Misc: trio on Coney Island beach in 1905

Tonight's discussion group CANCELLED

Tonight’s Poly Boston discussion group in Melrose is cancelled due to a family emergency. (I don’t know more than that; I’m just passing along what was in mail to the mailing list for the benefit of people who might see LJ in time but not email. As far as I know, next month’s is still on.)
galaxy

Diesel meetups noted by Boston Globe today, with link

A heads-up, folx--

The Globe's website, Boston.com, has an article today about Somerville that mentions "the polyamorous meetup every Tuesday at the Diesel Café":

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/somerville/2011/04/aram_boghosianfor_the_globe_da.html

...with a link to the main Poly Boston website.

If they call it a "meetup," they may have found it by looking up the Meetup.com groups in Somerville. This is a reminder that the Diesel gatherings are listed for the public as official Meetup.com meetups. These are expected to have a host who welcomes newcomers and supposedly runs things. This is what newbies who come to the Diesel from Meetup.com probably expect; after all, they were invited.

So if you notice a stranger who shows up looking like s/he is looking for a group, it really would be nice to say hello and ask if they came for Poly Boston. Either that, or take the listing off Meetup.com.

Alan M.
buckaroo

AtMP Awareness and Fundraising party in Boston April 16th

(Reposted, last minute reminder for those of you who haven't already made other plans. It'd be great to see you!)


I am on the board of the Alternatives to Marriage project (http://www.unmarried.org), and we're having a party at my house on April 16th!

April 16th is National Health Care Decisions Day, and given that unmarried partners of all descriptions have ongoing problems with involvement in their partners health decisions, it seemed like a good time, and a good theme, for a party!

Join Americans across the country in making their future healthcare decisions known to family, friends, and healthcare providers. Share your wishes and complete your advance directive, because YOUR DECISIONS MATTER. Learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day
and get free information here

I will definitely have some health care proxy forms, and links to forms, to hand out. In Massachusetts, a health care proxy requires two witnesses who are not named as proxies; lots of potential witnesses will be on hand at the party. Notarization is not required.

In addition, we'll also be doing fundraising for AtMP. We're a tiny organization with a tiny budget and a big mission, and I'd personally appreciate a donation to help support our work on behalf of people in relationships other than marriage. Most people on this list are either in one or more such relationships now, or would like to be; we're doing our best on your behalf, but our best is often limited by our budget. Help us out and see what we can do!

Please RSVP if you can join us on April 16th at 1pm. If that date doesn't work for you, please consider contributing to the cause!

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you there.
galaxy

Poly in the recent news

A parenting magazine presents polyamory as a logical alternative. TV news goes all awkward covering a Loving More convention. Dan Savage as America’s most important sex ethicist. New poly books. More on campus. And, how to frame the emergence of polyamory as the natural outcome of the last several centuries of human development.

What is the world saying about us? If you haven't kept up with Polyamory in the News in the last three months (or subscribed to it by the LJ friends feed or other feed), here is some of what you missed:

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Poly Speed Dating

(Apologies to those who are seeing multiple postings about this.)

Poly Speed Dating is coming to Boston! This event originated in San Francisco as a way to make speed dating work for those of us whose identities and lives are a little more complicated than most speed dating events can handle. ;-) Our algorithm allows you to date as an individual or group, and to specify your gender(s) and the gender(s) of the people you're looking to meet.

Our first event will be April 26 at The Friendly Toast in Kendall Square, Cambridge. Registration is $12 in advance, or $15 at the door, and includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (we also have some scholarship spots available, so please contact us if the fee is an issue for you!). To find out more or register, go to http://boston.polyspeeddating.com !
buckaroo

AtMP Awareness and Fundraising party in Boston April 16th

I am on the board of the Alternatives to Marriage project (http://www.unmarried.org), and we're having a party at my house on April 16th!

April 16th is National Health Care Decisions Day, and given that unmarried partners of all descriptions have ongoing problems with involvement in their partners health decisions, it seemed like a good time, and a good theme, for a party!

Join Americans across the country in making their future healthcare decisions known to family, friends, and healthcare providers. Share your wishes and complete your advance directive, because YOUR DECISIONS MATTER. Learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day
and get free information here

I will definitely have some health care proxy forms, and links to forms, to hand out. In Massachusetts, a health care proxy requires two witnesses who are not named as proxies; lots of potential witnesses will be on hand at the party. Notarization is not required.

In addition, we'll also be doing fundraising for AtMP. We're a tiny organization with a tiny budget and a big mission, and I'd personally appreciate a donation to help support our work on behalf of people in relationships other than marriage. Most people on this list are either in one or more such relationships now, or would like to be; we're doing our best on your behalf, but our best is often limited by our budget. Help us out and see what we can do!

Please RSVP if you can join us on April 16th at 1pm. If that date doesn't work for you, please consider contributing to the cause!

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you there.
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communal home ownership help?

Hi all, I am hoping someone can point me at some resources here. Google hasn't been helpful so far.

Some members of my poly group (me, my SO, our OSOs) are considering moving in together. Ideally, we would like to buy a house together. Has anyone done this in MA? Specifically, where more than two people are on a mortgage? I can't figure out if it's even possible without a lot of specialized legal rigamarole. I'd love to do some research on my own before going to a mortgage broker and trying to make it happen.
Whome?

Diesel tonight

Hello! I'm visiting from the suburbs of ChicagoLand, and was thinking of heading to Diesel tonight.

If you know me and plan to be at Diesel tonight, please give me a shout here or elsewhere. I'm trying to decide if I want to haul ass all the way from Harvard Medical in Brookline to Davis -- especially given that I have work I need to do.

x-posted in my journal
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