Monday, May 31, 2010

June Poly 101 discussion: Poly and Queer!

Poly 101 discussion: Poly & Queer!

Thursday, June 24, 2010
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Camas Bookstore
corner of Kings and Quadra streets
Victoria, BC


In honour of Pride this month, VP101 will be hosting a much-requested discussion topic about polyamory and queerness. Remember, you do not have to be poly OR queer to come and participate! :)

Some topic discussion ideas:

- dating challenges specific to same-sex & poly relationships
- being poly in a homosexual/heterosexual culture - how acceptable is it?
- thoughts on bisexuality, pansexuality, or heteroflexibility
- "outness" as queer/ poly
- what words do you prefer to use to describe your sexual orientation? (ie. queer, bi, gay, lesbian, noneoftheabove... )

Saturday, May 29, 2010

We need your opinion!

Policy consultations: going interactive

The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association is creating policy statements, and we need to hear from the polyamorous community.

We know Canada’s polyamorists don’t want to be criminalized. We don’t know what else they believe. We need to create a “platform” for the CPAA: positions beyond the Section 293 litigation, as well as positions that my influence how we conduct that case.

We’ve just activated our new forum system. There are forums for several policy concerns. Some of them are subjects we discuss a lot among ourselves. To get everybody else talking, too, we’ve put up some preliminary draft position statements. To keep everybody focused, we’ll open them for discussion one by one.

We’re starting with our “fundamental position”. We believe it should probably be along the lines that monogamy and polyamory should be treated equally. Tell us what you think!

The statements in the forums are very early drafts, not adopted by the CPAA, sometimes controversial among our volunteers, possibly full of mistakes, and definitely subject to change. We’re inviting comment now, early in the process, because we’re committed to hearing from those we represent. To do that, we have to give you raw drafts; if we had polished, finished statements, it would be a show, not a consultation. Please remember that these are not our positions; they’re just suggestions from some of our volunteers.

It’s possible we’ve missed some issues. If so, let us know. The best way to do that is to post in one of the forums we’ve set up for feedback about the CPAA. By the way, we’ve set up forums for feedback about the CPAA.

Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New blog by Deborah Anapol on Psychology Today!

Deborah Anapol, author of The New Love Without Limits (one of the poly books I recommended last year on this blog) will be writing a blog for Psychology Today. This is pretty high profile for polyamory, and judging by Deborah's other writing, will be well-worth the read.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Next Poly 101 discussion

Thursday, May 27, 2010

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Camas Bookstore

corner of Kings and Quadra

Victoria, BC

Love, sex and ethics in polyamory

How do we communicate about love, sexual boundaries and desires, and ethical poly behaviour? Discuss these topics and try some group exercises in communication this month at VP101!


Submit your Victoria Poly 101 logos before May 27th so we can choose our new logo at this month's discussion! Prizes will be awarded!