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

February 11, 2020

Polyamory Week is under way. . .

Characters from Polybat

Valentine's Day this year is encompassed, lovingly of course, by the larger Polyamory Week, February 9 – 15. And we're in the middle! As a press release from the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association explains,

"New this year is Polyamory Week — a collaboration of polyamory content creators on Instagram using the hashtag #polyamoryweek"

The rest of the CPAA press release (I've added art from the hashtag):

Media Advisory. For Immediate Release.

Polyamory Continues To Grow

February 8, 2020 – As February 14th approaches, the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) highlights the growing popularity of polyamory -- a relationship orientation where you can have more than one partner, with the consent of all partners involved. For those who are polyamorous, Valentine’s Day is not just a celebration of one’s only love – but all our loves.

Last year saw continued growth in public knowledge and the acceptance of polyamory throughout North America and the Western world. Growth continued in media coverage and in the number and size of polyamory conferences, local polyamory groups and online communities, new books, and academic research.

And new this year is Polyamory Week -- the week of February 9 to 15 -- a collaboration of polyamory content creators on Instagram using the hashtag #polyamoryweek

"We're pleased to see the growing awareness that for some people, multiple interrelated relationships -- with the agreement of all concerned -- can be a successful, rich, and joyous way of life," said Zoe Duff, spokesperson and coordinator of the CPAA.

Keeping pace with the growing popularity of polyamory, the CPAA maintains a list of Canadian online resources where people – who are already polyamorous or are just trying it out – can find community, support, and practical advise. See find-poly-community/.

It was only recently in 2011, that BC’s Supreme Court released the landmark ruling that Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada (the so called “anti-polygamy law”) does not apply to unformalized polyamorous relationships, opening inroads into making polyamory more popular and accepted in mainstream society across Canada.

Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

Concepts critical to the practice of consent and other ethical behaviours within polyamory are gender equality, self-determination, free choice for all involved, mutual trust, and equal respect among partners.

The CPAA advocates on behalf of Canadians who practice polyamory. It promotes legal, social, government, and institutional acceptance and support of polyamory, and advances the interests of the Canadian polyamorous community generally.

For more information on the CPAA, visit polyadvocacy.ca, or email info@polyadvocacy.ca. The CPAA is on Facebook at facebook.com/polyadvocacy.

While we're at it re graphics, there's a Facebook group Polyamory Memes (10,318 members). "The sole objective is memes and funny shit about polyamory." As always, the quality pyramid descends from brilliant to pretty funny to meh to bleh. They do list reasonable community standards for posting. Add yours, and go help upsort good ones by giving them Hearts (mere Likes mean nothing to FB rankings, I'm told).





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