"Love by the numbers"
Robyn Trask, director of Loving More magazine and its conferences, is profiled by her regional newspaper along with several other local polys:
On Thanksgiving, Robyn Trask will get together with a large group of friends and family for a potluck in her Broomfield home. There will be turkey with all the trimmings and plenty of side dishes. All 40 or so will participate in the belt-straining meal, laughing, talking and piling food on their plates. The only difference: If someone says, "Honey, pass the mashed potatoes," more than one person may reach for the dish....
Trask estimates that about 500 people in Colorado belong to a polyamory group, although she says many more likely could be polyamorous....
Read the whole article.
The state of Loving More. While we're on the subject, Loving More seems to be getting its act back together after several years of disruptive ownership changes and lack of funds. In particular, Robyn has worked out plans to get the magazine back onto its quarterly publishing schedule. Looking to the future, Loving More recently became a non-profit organization, established a board of directors, and applied for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. It is trying to raise $30,000 by the end of the year for a variety of projects, a much-needed website overhaul (volunteers welcome), and to keep the magazine afloat.
If the tax-exempt status goes through, your donation now will become tax-deductible retroactively. Mail it to Loving More, PO Box 4358, Boulder, CO 80306, or by PayPal. I have given heavily, so I feel fine asking you to. Robyn is dedicated and energetic, and this is the only credible national poly awareness and education organization that I see anywhere on the horizon. Read the appeal.
The new board of directors consists of Robyn; her mother Jimi Phillips, a retired business owner; poly counselor and public spokesperson Nan Wise; Jesus V. Garcia of Santa Cruz, California; and longtime poly activist Akien MacIain of San Leandro, California.