Who Are We?
The working version of our mission statement, which currently reads as follows:
Poly Atlanta is dedicated to providing support to people who believe in the Poly concepts: polyamory, polyfidelity, responsible non-monogamy, etc. This support consists of sporadic Poly Potlucks, meetings, gatherings, get-togethers, hanging out, having fun, support group meetings, etc. We seek to encourage those who are committed to a poly life, and to educate people about what polyamory is (and isn't).
To put it less formally, we're a loosely organized (very loosely--trying to herd cats comes to mind) group of folks in Atlanta and surrounding areas who are interested in polyamory, aka responsible non-monogamy. We aren't all necesarily polyamorous, or currently practicing poly lifestyles--some of us are, some aren't, and some are exploring to find out if they'd even want to do so. We have irregular gatherings that are a combination of social events, discussion/support sessions and simple networking. We welcome interested folk of all ages, genders, orientations, races, religions, etc. In fact, anybody from anywhere is welcome to join in our events--perambulating polyfolk, etc., and we'll happily add anybody to our contact lists. Most events, however, have been somewhere in or around Atlanta. Want a definition of polyamory?
What's Going On Around Atlanta?
We've had irregular gatherings in restaurants and private homes for several years. Meetings usually happen monthly. Each meeting is For the past four years we've gathered in July to float down the 'Hooch together and sometimes we've gone on to enjoy some acoustic music at Fiddler's Green. We've had semi-regular meet-and-greet events lately with some great discussion. Notices of all events are posted to the Polyamory Southeast mailing list.
To Learn More
We encourage you to come to an event and talk to us! We do have at least one local member who is available for interviews and speaking engagements. Otherwise, checks some of the links on the Polyamory Southeast page to read more about polyamory and "meet" other poly folks through their own web sites. If you have questions about poly in general you can post them to the Polyamory Southeast mailing list, but you'll probably get quicker (and more diverse) responses by joining one of the lists mentioned on the Polyamory Southeast page.
You don't have to be sure you're poly, or completely sure of what poly is, to attend an event. There isn't one true way to be poly, and if you have 5 polyfolks in a room you'll probably get six opinions on some related subjects. We learn a lot about ourselves when we answer questions from others, so please consider coming on out to an event.
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