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Old 07-31-2011, 10:59 PM
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In Washington, a U.S. Senate committee hears testimony about the polyamory threat to America. “The New Monogamy,” i.e. non-monogamy, takes off in the mainstream media. Polyamorous polygamists file a legal challenge in federal court and could actually win. Triads and quads “redefining love’s boundaries” are featured on TV evening news.

If you haven't kept up with Polyamory in the News in the last three months, here is some of what you missed:

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** A boomlet is under way in the mainstream media: “the New Monogamy,” meaning committed primary couples who negotiate a degree of non-monogamy -- based on honesty, communication, and respect, with no pressure... one hopes. The New York Times Sunday Magazine is the biggest outlet so far to jump on the trend, citing Dan Savage as the model.

Savage is elsewhere called America’s most important sex ethicist. A New York weekly considers what straight couples can learn from same-sex couples about negotiating unconventional arrangements. Two new books on the topic are getting mainstream press, *Marriage Confidential* and *Unhitched*. And check out “Polyamory for Monogamists”.

All of this is creating a genuine national wavelet of buzz.

So why do I have a queasy feeling about it? There’s a big unspoken assumption going on: that radical, paradigm-breaking relationship forms will work just dandy for normals -- people who never examine their other old-culture paradigms about human relations, or the assumptions in which the rest of their lives are embedded. There is a reason why the 1970s open-marriage movement among mainstream, middle-class couples is widely remembered for disasters.

I say this having just spent ten days at the big Summer Camp East of the Network for New Culture. In the New Culture world, poly just seems to arise naturally for many people and functions with relative ease and low drama -- even though New Culture itself has nothing to do with whether a person chooses to be poly, mono, or celibate.


** Are mainstream advice columnists now the vanguard for poly awareness? Miss Manners addresses poly invitation protocol. Dear Prudence, Carolyn Hax, and Annie’s Mailbox weigh in thoughtfully on similar questions. And, readers of one of the world’s major newspapers treat a poly coming-out-to-family question very well.

** On TV evening news in a Republican region: “Polyamory: Redefining Love’s Boundaries,” with profiles of local family groups. Some viewers get quite upset.

** Poly*amorists* claim spotlight in the heart of Mormon country.

** On the pop culture front, Margaret Cho explains her poly life. And on MTV, “It’s not gay/ when it’s in a three-way”.

** “Love is like an ocean, not a bathtub,” explains The Beautiful Kind on a major feminist site.

** The slippery slope looms before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Or is it actually a stairway up?

** Meanwhile, the five “Sister Wives” stars challenge laws against polygamy (that are actually laws against cohabitation), and this time the polygamists could win.

** “Beyond Polyamory: Where is the line between optimism and denial?” An early founder of the poly movement tells some of where she’s at now, and why.

** Tales of poly awakenings. What’s your story?

** And more.

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It's all here:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com

I've done 532 of these reports in the last six years, covering roughly 1,000 items in news media of all kinds. Archived entries are sorted by topic, date, and sometimes location and language. I hope you have as much fun browsing them as I do creating them!

Happy summer,

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Old 10-13-2011, 01:16 AM
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Hi folks! Another season, another news roundup....

Dear Abby treats us like normals, almost. Promoting a poly event in the mainstream media with brains and cute overload. Obliterating a clueless mental-health professional. TV done right. Next-generation voices, teenage and up. And, “with their heads on their shoulders, they create their own identity using tools 2.0.” (That’s supposed to be us.)

If you haven't kept up with Polyamory in the News (http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com) in the last three months, here is some of what you missed:

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** Dear Abby, the world’s most widely syndicated newspaper columnist, takes a straightforward approach to a triad’s question about coming out to family:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...me-out-to.html

** Public TV tells our story beautifully — in Germany. You won’t see a documentary like this on timid, un-free PBS quite yet:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...our-story.html

** An elderly poly couple from that documentary ventures onstage to discuss their lives and explain their philosophy for a solid 30 minutes on a top-rated German TV talk show:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ainstream.html

** “Monogamish.” There’s been a boomlet of media attention to what gay culture, and many gay marriages, can teach the straight world about tailoring some negotiated non-monogamy into committed relationships. Now two leading gay/lesbian publications, <i>The Advocate</i> and <i>Autostraddle,</i> pile in. “Gay Marriage Doesn’t Change Straight Marriage… Except When It Does.” The slippery slope is here. Or… is it actually a stairway up?
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...onogamish.html

** “No flowers in the hair or colorful robes: these are men and women of their times. They are architects, managers, cooks, teachers. With their heads on their shoulders, they create their own identity using tools 2.0,” burbles France’s largest newsweekly magazine</a>. “The 21st century will be one of ‘multiple love, polyunion, polyfidelity, polyamory,’ Jacques Attali prophesied…. And if he's right?”
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...king-hold.html

** The Polyday organizers in London promoted their event with wit and cute overload in the newspaper and " on TV in the week beforehand. This is how it’s done, folks.
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...s-polyday.html
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...talk-show.html

** The “Sister Wives” family challenges anti-polygamy laws. Why this matters to poly<i>amorists,</i> and why the polygamists could actually win this time. A case to watch in coming months and years:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...enge-anti.html

** When a <i>Psychology Today</i> therapist-blogger opined about “Why ‘Open’ Marriages Don’t Work,” she didn’t realize the buzz saw she was backing into. We sure can mobilize. Did we overdo it?
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...dont-work.html

** Getting serious for a bit: “The future of our defining word,” and what you can do about it.
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ning-word.html

** Some Next Generation voices, teen and up:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...on-voices.html

** And more.

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Also: Check my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for the upcoming 12 months:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com

I’m maintaining it continuously. Also includes LISTS OF LOCAL POLY GROUPS worldwide, so you can find the social/ support/ discussion groups and happenings near you. (If you run a website… linky please?)

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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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ng-couple.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...oly-on-tv.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...s-or-draw.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...t-boiling.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/search?q=jaiya

** Gay media and multi-relationships: MMM triads profiled:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...s-fearful.html

** Open marriage back in vogue, maybe, and its definition versus polyamory:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-marriage.html

** “Six Reasons to Try Polyamory” from a TNG enthusiast. And three reasons to stay away:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...polyamory.html

** 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”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...nships-at.html

** A right-wing foundation’s fear: “Get Ready for Group Marriage”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-marriage.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...in-future.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...veritable.html

** And more.

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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:
http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/...ving/index.php

Here's last year's list of presentations and workshops to give you the idea:
http://www.lovemore.com/blog/?p=755

My writeup of the first Poly Living I attended:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...notes-and.html

Hope to see you there!

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Also: Check out my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for the upcoming 12 months:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com

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?)

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Happy December,

Alan

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I’m looking forward to the Poly Living conference coming up in two weeks, February 10-12 in Philadelphia (http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/...ving/index.php).

But meanwhile… time for another news roundup! Polyamory in the News (http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/) has been busier than ever in the last couple months. If you haven’t kept up, here’s some of what you missed:

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** Suddenly, a flood. The Newt Gingrich blowup prompts (some) excellent non-monogamy coverage:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/s...pen%20marriage

** …Some of which talks about the value of a healthy poly network for raising healthy children:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...milies-vs.html

** 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 to the third bulleted item here:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...nd-recent.html

** 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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...uddles-on.html

** A California triad with a toddler continue their poly-awareness blitz, on ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, and elsewhere:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/search?q=jaiya

** 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.”
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...e-of-good.html

** Canada’s big anti-polygamy ruling is a nearly total, flat-out win for poly*amorists,* says their lawyer -- legalizing not only multi-relationships, but even most wedding-like ceremonies, vows, and rituals that polyamorists would care to perform:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...clear-win.html

** Dan Savage opens his column to readers: “Meet the Monogamish”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...onogamish.html

** “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:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-monogamy.html

** After a brain-damage tragedy, a family in or near the 1% takes on a structure none expected:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ing-of-in.html

** *Love Times Three:* another set of independent Mormon polygamists comes forth, helping shape for better or worse the public image of what multi-relationship households look like:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...lity-book.html

** Starting from cheating: can this work?
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...g-to-poly.html

** A major article in Britain’s *The Independent*, featuring Jenny Block, is reprinted around the world: “Open relationships, Love without strings”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...t-strings.html

** 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”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...warted-by.html

** College newspaper roundup: Building a multi-partner relationship, and others:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...y-roundup.html

** Next Generation roundup of unusually good stuff. If you haven’t encountered Laci Green, do it now:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...unusually.html

** An advice columnist schools a reader for misusing “compersion”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...n-version.html

** Conservative fear: “The Mainstreaming of Polyamory.” It’s happening and they know it:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...eaming-of.html

** From New Zealand, “Kiwi 'triples' say that monogamy is not for all”:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...my-is-not.html

** And more.

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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:
http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/...ving/index.php
See you there!

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Also: Can’t make Poly Living? The text such event is Atlanta Poly Weekend, March 9-11. Check ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for 2012:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/

Lists of LOCAL POLY GROUPS worldwide, so you can find the ones near you:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/#localgroups

If you have a website... linky maybe?

Happy winter!

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Time for another news roundup!

The day before a key Republican primary, polys become a political football in a *good* way. More polyfolks discover they can appear on TV and not die. Joys of poly parenting are described to the world. The feminist roots of modern poly get an airing. And the Polyamory Leadership Network gets its first mention in the New York Times.

If you haven’t been keeping up with Polyamory in the News (http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/) in the last couple months, here’s some of what you missed:

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● A wave of profiles about honest open relationships, and poly done well, continued well after Newt Gingrich’s former wife dropped her bomb in January. If you missed it, start with this batch and work back:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-and-more.html

● I was particularly struck by how, the day before the Florida primary, the largest newspaper in Florida’s largest Republican region profiled the local poly community to contrast its good ethics and mutual caring against Newt’s scuzziness. Looks like they were out to get him. If we’re going to be used as a political football, that was a good football to be:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...y-article.html

● “Open Marriage’s New 15 Minutes” in the New York Times, with a coming out for the Polyamory Leadership Network:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com.a...nutes-and.html

● When triad life comes easy. Making a home together as a three or more is often a whole lot of emotional work, and those are the case histories that tend to circulate -- so it’s easy to overlook the naturals: the lucky folks who take to group relationships as easily as fish to water:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...omes-easy.html

● Slate discovers “the surprisingly woman-friendly roots of modern polyamory.” Of course this has been widely remarked for two decades. It’s probably the biggest difference between the current “third wave” of polyamory, in Elisabeth Sheff’s term, and the more male-dominated “second wave” of the 1960s:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-roots-of.html

● The future won’t be like the past. One of Britain’s leading Sunday newspapers examines the “‘sexual body warriors’ and pioneers transforming 21st-century relationships”. Polys get major treatment:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...riors-and.html

● The Good Men Project runs a suite of poly-related articles, after the Polyamory Leadership Network helps mobilize writers:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...n-project.html

● At the high-traffic parenting site Babble.com, Sierra reflects on her brimming life as a poly parent with a combined six kids: “Poly Parenting: A Day in the Life”:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...y-in-life.html

● This year brought bigger-than-usual batches of poly Valentine’s Day pieces on local TV news:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...days-poly.html
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...oly-on-tv.html
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...elevision.html

● “Black America has a fierce attachment to monogamy, as our religious and cultural roots shun the idea of polyamory, having more than one open relationship at a time,” writes a columnist in Ebony. She says it's time to reconsider:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-monogamy.html

● Open-marriage advocates go on the Dr. Phil Show and get chewed up, despite their experience doing TV and advocating for their way of life. Against a hostile TV host you cannot win; his video editors control everything. However, it *would* help not to be on record saying medically stupid woo-woo about STDs:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...n-dr-phil.html

● In a conservative part of Canada, a small poly community is profiled (nicely) by a big old-line newspaper:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...northland.html

● Another poly household is profiled in hipper Vancouver:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ay-affect.html

● Western poly ideas spread to South Asia, with thoughts on poly’s role in world culture into the far future:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...outh-asia.html

● The South African poly community has an experience being covered by the local edition of Cosmopolitan. It has a happy ending:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...can-women.html

● A conference in Hong Kong proposes the idea of multi-relationships for Chinese culture:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...hong-kong.html

● German polys speak out:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...n-germany.html

● And finally, to try to see where this whole juggernaut is heading, here’s my keynote speech to Loving More’s national Poly Living conference, looking way ahead:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ving-2012.html

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P.S.: See my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for the coming year. Seventeen national and regional events are currently listed:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/

How to find your LOCAL POLY GROUPS worldwide:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/#localgroups

If you have a website... linky maybe please? Tx.

Happy spring!

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On ABC’s 20/20, eight adults and three kids face down an incredulous anchor and show millions what a happy poly network of families can look like. Gay triads stir heated reactions. Poly-friendly psychology professionals stage a breakthrough. Atlanta Poly Weekend. Poly Party Weekend. And do radicals take to poly especially well?

If you haven’t been keeping up with POLYAMORY IN THE NEWS (http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/) in the last couple months, here’s some of what you missed:

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● Video, text, backstory, and participant reactions following the ABC 20/20 report. This is how good media is done:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ork-shows.html

● As a followup, lots more on raising children in a poly home:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...poly-home.html

● Group marriage and the future of the family. Deborah Anapol sees a bright future for this poly model, though not soon:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...of-family.html

● Atlanta Poly Weekend: my report. Exciting times at this up-and-coming poly con. What it’s like to go to these things:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...on-way-up.html

● “Love Without Boundaries: A Revolutionary Relationship.” Do radicals really adapt to poly life better than average? A long, happy article on the writer's amazing life, how she came to it, and what she thinks it means:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...lutionary.html.

● “Open Relationships: The People Making It Work,” in one of the world’s leading newspapers:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...making-it.html


● In Australia, the Murdoch media go on a slippery slope crusade...

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...aper-gets.html

● ...and an Ozzie poly spokeswoman picks up the flag for our side:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...oving-but.html

● R. Crumb and Aline on their open marriage, at the opening night of a museum exhibition of his comix:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.co.uk...heir-open.html

● Gay male triads stir heated reactions inside the gay community. (We’re here, we’re poly, get used to it):

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...rs-heated.html

● A lesbian triad come out in print, and tell why they think their family-formation model works:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-in-print.html

● “Poly-Baiting: Why We Need a More Inclusive LGBT Movement”:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...inclusive.html


● Poly researchers and therapists finally get to schedule a session at the American Psychiatric Association convention, and even though it was given a late slot on the last day in an out-of-the-way room, it drew a standing-room-only crowd nearly three times the size the room was intended for:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-in-major.html

● “Three Partners, One Family,” treated well in the church magazine of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...n-liberal.html

● And finally, taking a broad view of current developments, “From Monogamish to Relationship Anarchy: a Widening Poly Spectrum”:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...p-anarchy.html

● And oh yes, Poly Party Weekend is coming up June 15–17. Post your event!

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...une-15-17.html


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P.S.: See my ALAN’S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for the coming year. Sixteen national and regional events are currently listed:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/

How to find your LOCAL POLY GROUPS worldwide:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/#localgroups

If you have a website, could you link to Polyamory in the News?
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com

Have a happy summer!

Alan M.

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Default Polyamory in the News: roundup time again! (Oct 2012)

Activists throw the biggest poly convention anywhere yet. A major newspaper examines the poly movement at length for a million readers. And read *all* about the first polyamory-themed series on mainstream TV, with the community's strong and divergent reactions to it.

If you haven't been keeping up with *Polyamory in the News* (http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/) in the last couple months, here's some of what you missed:

-- OpenSF breaks the record for the largest poly gathering to date. Lots of coverage with one click:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/search?q=OpenSF

-- In one place, read all about Showtime's seven-part docu-drama *Polyamory: Married and Dating* from this summer. Now the producer has a call out for new families and groups to be interviewed for a possible second season. Could this be you?
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/s...label/Showtime

-- If so, read Kamala Devi's "How a Reality Show Altered My Reality":
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ltered-my.html

-- A long, reportorial examination of the poly movement appears in a
major mainstream newspaper. This is one to save for your friends and relatives when the occasion calls:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...threes-or.html

-- "Five Things that Make Polyamorous Relationships Work"; opinions from a longtime therapist in queer and alt-relationship communities:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...lyamorous.html

-- "Surrounded by Love: Our Alternative Family", short and long
versions. It wasn’t easy getting there....
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...ternative.html

-- "A Polyamorous Quad Welcomes their First Child." Birth story from a family in Massachusetts, with heirloom-quality photo:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...eir-first.html

-- "Non-Monogamy and Nerdiness at BC Poly Camp":
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...n-bc-poly.html

-- News of a triad's poly paperwork in Brazil suddenly explodes worldwide.
With cute Chinese TV news animation about the poly expansion of marriage
concepts:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-explodes.html

-- Oliver Stone's "Savages" movie and its star triad:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...tar-triad.html

-- A successful gay throuple is profiled in depth by *New York* magazine, and other gay nonmonogamy news:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...e-gay-non.html

-- Gays on "What We Can All Learn from the Poly Lifestyle":
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...from-poly.html

-- "Poly, Privilege, Race and Class: New Voices." Personal tales from beyond the usual, courtesy of Modern Poly:
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...-some-new.html

-- And more: browse at
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/

I've done 671 of these reports in the last seven years, covering more than 1,200 items in news media of all kinds. See the Categories sidebar for sorts by topic, date, location and language. I hope you have as much fun browsing these stories as I do finding them!

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P.S.: For upcoming cons and gatherings, see ALAN'S LIST of POLYAMORY EVENTS for the coming year. Thirteen are currently listed:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/

Looking for your LOCAL POLY GROUPS? Here’s how to find them:
http://polyevents.blogspot.com/#localgroups

If you have a website, could you link to Polyamory in the News please? Thanks.
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com

Happy fall--

Alan M.
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Thank you for all the effort you put into your blog and these updates Alan! I greatly appreciate them as this forum is one of my only connections to the rest of the world of poly.
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