“What happens when polyamory becomes mainstream?” It’s not there yet, but the last three months of poly in the media suggest it’s coming faster than we've expected.
A major newspaper makes waves profiling “Love’s new frontier.” John Stewart’s “The Daily Show” highlights a poly group of three. Many advice columnists increasingly get it. Seven new polyamory books are in the authoring/publishing pipeline. If you haven't kept up with Polyamory in the News in the last three months (or subscribed to it by the LJ friends feed or other syndication service), here's some of what you missed:
Polyamory is “Love’s New Frontier,” according to the cover story of the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine a few weeks ago. “Polyamory has a decidedly feminist, free-spirited flavor, and these are real relationships with the full array of benefits and complexities — plus a few more — as the members of Poly Boston’s hypercommunicative, often erudite, and well-entwined community will explain....”
The author of that article appeared on the local Fox-TV affiliate for a remarkably respectful, thoughtful 5-minute interview. The female Fox interviewer concluded it by saying that polyamory was “not widely accepted yet, but interesting, and who knows what the future may bring?”
When does poly get too popular? When Britney Spears, The Gossip Girls, fashion-design marketers, and other role models for the too-easily influenced think it’s a trend to climb on board.
The world’s largest-circulation English-language newspaper, a tacky British tab, runs a long, positive, not-tacky feature article on a long-term poly family titled “Love is 1 man, 3 women and a bed built for 5”. Which gets reprinted all over the world.