I can't even begin to tell you how comforting my experience here is being.
I have not experienced hostility around poly, but I haven't been talking about it very long. I'm completely obsessed with this forum (and I'm full of NRE for an old love).
I hope you find a comfortable place here.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...
Robert A. Heinlein
Me: female, bi, (formerly hinge of a vee)
with FirstBoyFriend (FBF)(moderately long-distance)
and no longer with CurrentBoyFriend (CBF)(who now lives in a house far away-with stairs I can't climb)