Limber up your meme-sharing fingers!
Today, Monday November 23, is Polyamory Day.
Please share this from the original site (the Share button there is below the graphic on a phone, or in the big white sidebar on the
right of a computer screen.)
Ambitious folks are building on the successes of the last several years to
get this meme spreading, to further polyamory visibility and community.
Here's the Facebook post
to share it from
. It's best to share from there because, creator
Steve Ks says, a thing shared from several different origins won't
trend like something shared from a single origin.
Under the graphic is this:
If you agree that people who are polyamorous are entitled to the same
rights, privileges, and governmental accommodation that others have,
please circulate this image to others on your blogs, in email, and on
social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than
one intimate loving relationship at a time with the knowledge and
consent of everyone involved.
Thank you from activists on the Polyamory Leadership Network!
For years people floated ideas for an appropriate Polyamory Day, but nothing
happened. Then in 2017 the
Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA)
took the initiative by declaring, with a press release, that November 23
would be National Polyamory Day in Canada.
they repeated the announcement for not just Canada but worldwide, and the idea spread. It spread
, with a graphic and text also offered in
, and Italian
. This year Steve Ks in Canada took the initiative and is publicizing this year's graphic through the
Polyamory Leadership Network page
. (I helped.)
Why November 23? Well, it had to be some date. This is the day when, in 2011, a British Columbia Supreme
Court judge ruled that Canada's anti-polygamy law does not apply to modern
polyamorists, if they do not try to make a group bond pass as a
formally sanctioned marriage (polygamy). Previously, according to the
law, three or more people simply living in one dwelling "conjugally" could be
sentenced to five years in prison, although no prosecution had been brought
for many decades.
But now that's fading into history, while the day is becoming a thing worldwide. Let's make this go!
BTW, below is a list of other more-or-less settled recognition days
that are poly related (image link for sharing
Labels: activism, Polyamory Day, polyamory memes