Atlanta to Host National Polyamorous Conference
A couple of years ago, polyamory was being touted as the next sexual revolution. And since its emergence in the mainstream, more people have begun to embrace these types of open relationships.
"Polyamory is the non-possessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously," according to a definition on the Polyamory Society’s Web site. "Polyamory emphasizes consciously choosing how many partners one wishes to be involved with rather than accepting social norms which dictate loving only one person at a time... Polyamory embraces sexual equality and all sexual orientations towards an expanded circle of spousal intimacy and love."
In an effort to help educate and inform people about polyamory, the three-day National Polyamorous Conference will take place in Atlanta on March 25-27.
Pocket; Billy Holder and Jeremy Mullins; three members of the Atlanta polyamorous community known as PB&J who are hosting the conference, say it will be a participant-generated conference on the emergence of polyamory into mainstream culture.
"For us the importance of such an event is to show that it is possible to openly, honestly, ethically, and responsibly be in non- monogamous relationships," Holder told EDGE in an e-mail.
He stressed the convention’s goal is to "help grow Love and Learn while building a community of like-minded individuals. "Also it shows that this love style is spreading across the country and not just in places like San Fran, New York, and Seattle," added Holder. "It’s real and happening everywhere."