Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blog: PolyPortugal. Poliamor em Português

Blog PolyPortugal founded June 2009
(english below) PolyPortugal é um grupo de discussão e apoio para pessoas que se interessam por e/ou praticam o Poliamor. Alguns dos membros interessam-se também por activamente tornar a sociedade mais amistosa para com o Poliamor em particular e para com a diversidade em geral. O blog polyportugal tornou-se a página oficicial deste grupo. Antidote é um dos membros fundadores e regulares deste blog, que está activo desde Junho de 2009. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (english) PolyPortugal is a discussion and self-support group for polyamorists or people interested in polyamory. Some of its members are also activists and try to re-forge a society more friendly to poliamorists and to diversity in general. The polyportugal blog became the main oficial page of this colective. Antidote is one of its founding members, and a regular contributo to this blog, which is active since June 2009.desde Junho de 2009.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Polyamory, support-groups and activism, Munich

"Poly, Poly support-groups and poly-activism", by antidote and nuvens-no-céu-azul at "1st Munich's "Poly Begegnungtag", 08.02.09.
There are as many ideals and realities of poly as people. All of us have different wishes and dreams in respect to poly, all of us (try to) make them real in different ways. But independent of those differences, common to us all, are the experiences of poly-closet, pressure to decide, mono-normative pressure or attacks, isolation or discrimination. Those aggressions, together with the uniqueness of poly problems, lead people to naturally group in search of mutual comfort, identity or solutions to similar shaped problems. Some people might pro-actively organize themselves to influence the way poly is perceived by the society, and thus make it a less aggressive and dangerous place.
In this workshop we would like to address and discuss with you the role that this activism has, or has not, or should have, or should not have, as well as the motors that change, voluntarily or involuntarily, the acceptance or the perception of ideas along History, how those motors feed from activism or the other way around, etc..