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Default Poly in the News: December 2011 roundup

Back again!

Here's the latest.

** “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:

** The world’s most widely syndicated newspaper columnist gives us more good inkspace: Dear Abby presents Kathy Labriola’s advice to millions. 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, in Britain’s Daily Mail, on the ABC News site, and maybe more to come:

** Gay media and multi-relationships: MMM triads profiled:

** Open marriage back in vogue, maybe, and its definition versus 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”:

** 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:

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

** And more.


Here's the site:


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. I hope you have as much fun browsing them as I do creating them!


P.S. I'm going to be the keynote speaker at the Poly Living conference in February! This is Loving More's annual weekend conference in Philadelphia, Feb. 10-12, 2012, held in a fine hotel near the airport:

Here's last year's list of presentations and workshops to give you the idea:

My writeup of the first Poly Living I attended:

Hope to see you there!


Also: Check out my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for the upcoming 12 months:

I’m maintaining it continuously. It also includes 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… linky please?)


Happy December,


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