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Poly Relationships

Polyamorous Relationships Are About More Than Just Couples

Angi Becker Stevens | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Angi Becker Stevens

There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side. But the word "polyamory," by definition, means loving more than one.

A 'Deli' Approach To Polyamory

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I'm used to having multiple partners, but I'm beginning to feel resentful of the "deli" approach that many people take to polyamory. It doesn't make me feel attractive; it makes me feel like I'm just another number waiting in line for my roast beef sandwich. And I can't be the only one struggling.

Poly-Baiting: Why We Need A More Inclusive LGBT Movement

Vivienne Chen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Vivienne Chen

If LGBTQ activists continue to say that relationships are really about committing to the people we love regardless of gender, race, creed, etc., then maybe society should allow us to commit to the people (plural) we love.

Sometimes It Takes Three to Tango

John Shore | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
John Shore

In the comments on a recent piece of mine, a woman wrote that she is polyamorous -- she is living with, in love with, deeply committed to, and basically in all ways but legally married to a man and a woman. I asked if she would be willing to let me interview her.

All in the Family: Does Everyone in a Poly 'Group' Have to 'Love' Each Other?

Amy Shiner | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

When I begin freaking out, planning my escape route, I try to remember my rule of thumb: I do not need to "love" my partner's partners. I may not even "like" my partner's partners, but I do need to be able to conduct myself civilly with them.