Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

June 1, 2006

"Big Gay Love"

The Advocate

As the cover story of its June 6th issue, one of the nation's leading gay magazines reports on the "unknown" extent of polyamory in the gay community:

HBO's Big Love has ignited debate about hetero polygamy, but polyamorous relationships are not news to the many gay men with multiple long-term partners. How do they fit in to our fight for visibility?

By Greg Hernandez

When Pete Chvany feels like kissing his partner Alan Hamilton on the front lawn of their home in Somerville, Mass., he doesn't really care what the neighbors think. And he doesn't mind if Hamilton then gives a kiss to his wife of 22 years, Pepper Greene, or to Hamilton's other male partner, Woody Glenn.

"Anyone who's watching is getting an eyeful," says Chvany, who has been involved in the polyamorous relationship for nine years. "We are out to people in our neighborhood. In effect, Alan has three partners, and we are all his family."

The quartet are among an unknown number of people in the gay and lesbian population who are in a relationship with more than one partner. . . .

A longer excerpt of the article is on the Advocate's web site.

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