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Thursday, January 27th, 2011
9:27 am
Polyamory in the News roundup
Polyamory advocates break new ground before one of Canada’s highest courts, with media coverage to match. A happy poly household is featured on TV, with toddler. We read that “Three is the new two,” “Poly is the new gay,” and “Is polyamory the new black?” Deborah Anapol weighs upsides and downsides. And a study uncovers a pathetic truth: most young lovers don’t even hear each other’s agreements regarding monogamy.

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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Monday, January 10th, 2011
1:55 am
Mailing lists back up. (Not yet polyboston.org web site.)
Mailing lists on polyboston.org are back up, on a freshly installed server. Most of the polyboston.org web site is still broken (and probably won't get fixed until tomorrow evening), but mail to mailing lists is working and all the list-administration web pages and stuff like archives ought to be working properly.
Sunday, January 9th, 2011
11:25 pm
polyboston.org status report
I’m working on getting the list data off the old (cracked) disk image, but unfortunately a couple of (non-Poly Boston) lists hosted on the machine have huge archives. (Lots of the messages included large attachments, and I think lots of messages with large attachments were cross-posted to both lists, therefore archived twice.) That’s why I'm just barely started with this process, instead of almost done. :-/
12:25 pm
polyboston.org temporarily down
polyboston.org (the mailing list and web site) is temporarily down due to a breakin. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to spend the time to fix things when I found out so I just shut the server down. I’ll be able to look at it tonight and I’m pretty sure I’ll at least be able to get the mailing lists (if not the full polyboston.org web site) up fairly quickly.

(This was an oversight on my part; the breakin was due to a known vulnerability that I fixed systematically on my physical servers at home but neglected to fix on my colocated virtual server.)

I have no idea at this point what the attackers did while they had control of my machine, but this is a kind of attack that lots of sites have seen recently, and I have no reason to think that polyboston.org was targeted specifically or that the attackers were particularly interested in the list or its contents.

By the way, this does not affect my personal mail, or the personal mail of other individuals with @aq.org addresses.

I’ll post a status update this evening after I’ve had a chance to look at the situation.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
12:30 am
Polyamory’s most important court case since 1999 opens next week, and this time our side is prepared. Meanwhile, TV documentaries on polyfamilies in Quebec and Denmark show how TV can do it right if the producers are so inclined. In the U.S., “Sister Wives” sets the new public image for group families, and that’s not so bad. Writers from Dan Savage to a friendly Episcopal priest weigh in on poly life. And the poly-mono anthropology debate rolls on.

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 is some of what you missed:

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
1:20 pm
REMINDER: Clothing Swap Sunday, Oct 24th!
Just a quick reminder for the upcoming clothing swap!  I hope you all can make it.

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
6:35 pm
Clothing Swap! Oct 24th
CLOTHING SWAP!  Stripes and plaid!  Feathers and leather! 

Where: 78 Prichard Ave, Somerville, MA
When: 1pm to 4pm Sunday, October 24th

-any clothing, including...
-baby clothes, kid clothes, maternity clothes
-winter clothes (incl hats, gloves, scarves, boots)
-accessories (eg belts, jewelry)

-anything that perceptibly needs washing
-anything too damaged to give to Goodwill
-anything not-wearable
-underwear (but clean bras are ok)

Early drop-off:
In bags on the front porch please, anytime between WEDNESDAY 10/20
and the event.  No prior arrangement needed, but do ring the bell in case
we're home.  Having a good amount of clothing to sort in advance is
essential for this kind of event.  A few hands to help sort the day before
would be appreciated, ask us if you're interested to help.

Your stuff:
The foyer will be strictly for owned and claimed clothing.  It's not
large so please use bags rather than piles, and keep an aisle free.

In the driveway on the left side of the house if there's room (pull
all the way up please).  Prichard Ave and the surrounding streets
are Ok to park without a permit because it's Sunday!

http://www.thsi.org/opn/chipannedir.html, with caveats 1) the Swap
will be occurring at #78, which is the unit downstairs of Chip and
Anne's, 2) the house is PURPLE.  This is not really a caveat as it has
been purple for over 4 years, but we still like that it is purple.

Food is neither required nor forbidden.  If you're bringing stuff to
share, please go for more nutrition, less sugar.  All food goes to the

Feline presence:
Yes.  (Air filters, too.)

See y'all soon!

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, September 5th, 2010
10:02 pm
Polyamory in the News
A hot new book matches poly to our evolved human nature. A legal scholar examines what will happen if poly is viewed as a sexual orientation. Get ready for “the new monogamy,” the coming term for non-monogamy. Stranger in a Strange Land redux. Great radio and TV. Conservatives flip out.

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

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
9:46 am
Polyamory, Robert Heinlein, and his new definitive biography
Okay, poly Heinlein lovers/haters, here it is 2010 and the pot is a-stirring again. Here's what I have to say about it on Polyamory in the News. At length, I admit.

Has anyone here yet gotten hold of the new biography-to-end-all-biographies?

Alan M.
Monday, June 28th, 2010
7:23 pm
Secondaries and Primaries...
Hi Folks. Long time listener, first time caller. Well, not all that long of a listener, either.

I'm after a bit of advice.

I'm new to Poly. Indeed, I've fallen into it almost against my will. I've friends who are Poly, but years ago I was actually on record as saying, "Polyamorism is like Communism. It looks great on paper, but doesn't work out so well in reality." Well, suffice it to say that now that I find myself as Secondary in two relationships, some of my old friends are laughing their asses off! :-)

This is part of the issue. Most of what I have read seems to have involved someone with a Primary relationship also having a Secondary relationship. I'm in a situation where I have two Secondary relationships, but no Primary relationship. How common is that? How does that, in everyone's experience, affect being able to find a Primary relationship?

Boyfriend #1 and I sorta fell into together. He had a 10 year relationship with his boyfriend that allowed him to "play" because his boyfriend is out of the country very regularly. Through a weird set of circumstances that boyfriend found a boyfriend and still keeps him. That really strained their relationship, but it was obvious to me that the two of them still loved each other so I fought to keep them together. I've never met my Boyfriend #1's Primary and don't expect to unless something very bad happens. But a few months ago, I said to him, "You're in a poly relationship whether you admit it or not." He said he realized it, yes. And that's how the two of us formalized things. It was the first time either of us had said the words.

Boyfriend #2 began as a formal relationship. Boyfriend #2 is married to another man. The difference here is that Boyfriend #2's Primary has known and met me from the very first date and the three of us have breakfast and dinner together reasonably regularly. I attribute this to everyone in this group being Poly from the start.

I'm still looking for what I call Boyfriend #0 - my primary. This is the first time I've had to take anything like this into account. While BF#2 has said there may come a time when he goes really into the background I have no intention of moving away from BF#2 (or BF#1) to make way for BF#0. That just doesn't seem fair. Rearrange priorities, sure, but not leave. But this is an additional stricture that I've never had to deal with before.

What resources do people use? What experiences have people had?

Hi! :-)
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
9:52 am
support groups?
I've been attending the poly meetups at Diesel for years now, and they are wonderful, but in my experience are more about catching up with friends than talking about polyamory itself. I'm curious what (if any) options are in the area in terms of ongoing poly discussion / support groups.

Thanks in advance.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
10:17 pm
Polyamory in the News: a race to define ourselves
Politicians spend millions to define who they are to the public before their opponents can do it for them. The modern polyamory movement has been defining itself successfully with nothing but volunteers, enthusiasm, and a shoestring. When does the backlash start? I keep waiting for it, and year after year it keeps not happening.

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 some other service), here is some of what you missed:

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
12:58 pm
Getting to Diesel on time tonight
I'm in town for a conference. Today's keynote ends at 5pm, at the waterfront, and it would be ~40 minutes to get to Davis.

Would it be worth my time to attend if I'm not getting there until 6ish?

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
5:25 pm
Interesting Globe letter
The reporter who did the recent article on polyamory in the Globe (see it here if you haven't already) asks why we as a community haven't been all over this letter about a woman trying to figure out how to handle her poly boyfriend when she is not poly. I told her that her email was the first I'd heard about it, which is true; has anyone else seen it, and commented in any way? Do you want to or plan to?
Monday, February 8th, 2010
7:37 am
Polyamory in the News
“What happens when polyamory becomes mainstream?” It’s not there yet, but the last three months of poly in the media suggest it’s coming faster than we've expected.

A major newspaper makes waves profiling “Love’s new frontier.” John Stewart’s “The Daily Show” highlights a poly group of three. Many advice columnists increasingly get it. Seven new polyamory books are in the authoring/publishing pipeline. 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 syndication service), here's some of what you missed:

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Friday, January 1st, 2010
4:57 pm
PB in local news...
Boston Globe Magazine Article... After a quick read it looks like a good article...

Oh and Happy New Year to you all...
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
3:41 pm
Transcending Boundaries Conference Last Call for Pre-Registration!
The Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex and polyamorous people and our allies. TBC is for and about those who do not fit into simple categories, and we couldn't be more excited about our 6th upcoming conference!

Friday, November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing all those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. AIDS Project Worcester will host a service at 6:30 pm at the All Saints Church, Irving Street, Worcester, MA. Also, Transcending Boundaries and AIDS Project Worcester will host a Day of Remembrance reception following the vigil at the Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester, MA, with refreshments, from 7 - 10 pm, along with an Open Mic from 9 - 11 pm.

Saturday , November 21st, at both the Hilton and DCU Center, we will kick of the day with some great workshops by by Robyn Ochs, Anita Wagner, Gunner Scott and more. We'll stop to have a great Plenary Luncheon with this year's keynote speaker Tristain Taormino. Then more great workshops in the afternoon! Saturday night will include Peterson Toscano's one person play Transfigurations, selected readings by Cecilia Tan, and Happy Hour Burlesque!

Sunday, November 22nd will be an interfaith service and more workshops at the Hilton.

There are a limited number of meals still available for the Plenary Luncheon, but they are going fast! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Pricing is $80, $60 for students and low income attendees. You can register at http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/registration/. Registrations will be accepted day-of by cash or check only.

Hope to see you there this weekend!
Friday, November 6th, 2009
7:44 am
Polyamory in the news
Breakthroughs have been happening in public notice and recognition of the polyamory alternative. Newsweek, CNN, ABC’s Nightline, MTV, bigtime evangelical media — if you haven’t kept up with Polyamory in the News in the last four months (or signed up for the nice LJ friends feed or other syndication service), here’s some of what you’ve missed:

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
9:45 am
Transcending Boundaries Conference Early Registration Ending Soon!
Join us in Worcester, MA this November for the 6th Transcending Boundaries Conference!

On November 20-22, 2009, Transcending Boundaries will hold its sixth conference for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex, and polyamorous people and our allies. We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be renowned alternative sexualities speaker and educator Tristan Taormino.

This year’s conference will be held at the DCU Center and the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, Massachusetts. We’ll take over their conference facilities to foster community, provide safe space, educate ourselves, and overcome societal sex, gender, and sexuality boundaries!

The conference begins with an open mic and Transgender Day of Remembrance reception on Friday evening. We also have workshops planned all day Saturday and Sunday, parties and entertainment on Saturday night, and a keynote luncheon with Tristan Taormino on Saturday. We welcome everyone, from local, regional and national leaders in the bi, trans, intersex and poly communities to newcomers and allies. TBC works hard to make our conference safe, affordable and accessible for all.

Registration information is available online at our website. Early registration ends in less than 48 hours, so don't delay! The rate is $59 dollars for a regular admission, or $39 for students until Sept. 30. This rate includes lunch on Saturday.

For more information, contact us:
Email: transcendingboundaries@gmail.com
Web: www.transcendingboundaries.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=66095639488
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TransBound
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TranscendingBoundaries

Spread the word!

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
5:12 pm
PolyBoston Dinner Tomorrow Night (Monday)
Please join us for the monthly PolyBoston dinner at 7:00 PM this Monday August 24 at Bertucci's, upstairs at the Alewife T stop. These are always fun, and it's especially great for those new to PolyBoston, as well as for those who enjoy quieter conversation than at the weekly gathering. Great menu, options for vegans, fine to bring kids.

Also, our fearless leader Jay is about to have a birthday. :-) Let's pull together and make it an extra hearty crowd. RSVP here, or via e-mail to me or Jay.
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