Mark this on your calendars.
Tuesday, November 23, is Polyamory Day – a day celebrated every year around the world by people who consider themselves to be polyamorous, who are in a polyamorous relationship, or who support polyamory as a valid relationship orientation or choice.
On November 23, we ask: If you agree that polyamorous people are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and governmental accommodation as others, please share a Polyamory Day image or meme on your blogs, email lists, and on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
You can use an existing image or create a new one. Find Polyamory Day images by searching #polyamoryday on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. New Polyamory Day images will be released on social media on or before November 23.
Organizations that have promoted Polyamory Day include the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, members of the Polyamory Leadership Network, PolyDallas Millennium, Black Poly Pride, the Poly Cultural Diversity Alliance, the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA), Poliamor en México, Loving More and many others. Last year, new images were produced in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, and English.
Polyamory Day was first celebrated in Canada on November 23, 2017, but the celebration quickly spread on social media to other countries and languages.
There are other days in the year where polyamory is acknowledged, including Polyamory Pride Day (a day in Pride Month), International Solo Polyamory Day (September 24), and Metamour Day (February 28).
Polyamory – or “poly”, “polya”, or “polyam” for short – is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate loving relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Concepts critical to the practice of consent and other ethical behaviours within polyamory are gender equality, self-determination, free choice for all involved, mutual trust, and equal respect among partners.