Alt.Polyamory Support and Networking FAQ

  1. Topic Based Mailing Lists
  2. General Chat Rooms and Web Pages
  3. Regional Resources: Mailing Lists, Web Pages, and Organizations
  4. Notes on Swinger Organizations
  5. Notes on Personal Ads

1.) Topic Based Mailing lists

DS-Triads
- This is a list for folks involved in or interested in being part of a poly relationship or family with the head being a dominant. Open to all subs/Doms over the age of 21. To subscribe, see http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Ds_Triads

Jewish Polyamory
For information see http://commonhouse.net/mailman/listinfo/ahavaraba

Loving More Mailing Lists
- Loving More hosts several poly lists see http://www.lovemore.com/section/links for details.

PALS
- Parents with Alternative Lifestyles - to subscribe send a message to PALs-request@vna1.com

Poly
- to subscribe see information at http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly

The Polyamory / Intentional Community list.
To subscribe send mail to poly-ic-list-requests@memoria.com with the word "subscribe" in the subject line

Poly-Dykes
- Poly-Dykes list - This list is open to women ONLY, to discuss issues that arise in the practice of non-exclusive relationships between women. For the purposes of this list, "dyke" refers to any woman who has sexual/romantic relationships with other women, and therefore includes both lesbians and bisexual women. To subscribe, send a message to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG with the words "subscribe poly-dykes" in the body of the mesage.

Poly-religion
- to subscribe see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly-religion. This is a list for the discussion of religion and religious matters and polyamory. Others belief systems shall be respected.

Poly-RV
Mailing list for polyamorous travelers who want to meet or visit other polys. polyamory, RV, travel, camping, camp, motorhome - to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyrv.

Poly-Under30
- a mailing list for poly folk in their twenties and late teens. To subscribe see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly-under30


2.) General Chat Rooms and Web pages

Chat Rooms

#polyamory
IRC Server name: irc.oltronics.net
IRC Port # 7000

#polyamory
IRC Server name: irc.openprojects.net
IRC Port # 6667

Web Pages

Alt.polyamory page -- http://www.polyamory.org

Polyamory Society -- http://www.polyamorysociety.org

Poly-Friendly Professionals - http://www.polychromatic.com/pfp/

Society for Human Sexuality -- http://www.sexuality.org


3.) Regional Mailing Lists and Organizations

Most of these groups will send you information if you submit a self- addressed stamped envelope. These groups listed are dedicated to forms of multi-person romantic relations rather than swinging. Individuals more interested in "swinging" are refered to section 4 of the FAQ.


Eastern US

Mailing Lists

Poly-Boston
- for information see http://www.aq.org/mailman/listinfo/announce. This is a list for poly and poly-friendly folk in the Boston, MA USA area.

Central New Jersey Poly E-Group
- Monthly Support Group in New Brunswick, NJ, and Monthly PolyMunch in the New Brunswick area. To subscribe to the e-group, send an email to njpoly-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
- For more information about the support group and munch, contact liz at sept255@aol.com

Central New York Poly
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/CNYpoly.

Connecticut Poly Group
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/connecticut_poly.

Hampton Roads Polyamory
- this is the mailing list for the Hampton Roads Polyamory group based out of Norfolk, VA, USA. To subscribe, see http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/harp

KYPoly (Kentucky, USA)
- to subscribe email kypolylist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Polyamory of Central Kentucky
- to subscribe email pock-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or see http://hometown.aol.com/kypolyamorylst

New Jersey Polyamory Group
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/njpoly.

NYC-POLY
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/NYC-poly. This is the mailing list for TriState Poly for discussion and events in the NYC, NJ, and Conn area (USA)

NYC-Poly-Announce
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/nyc-poly-announce.

NCPoly (North Carolina)
For more info see http://www.openweave.org/NCPoly

Tennessee Poly
- for poly folk in the Tennessee (USA) area. go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/TNPoly.

Regional Webpages

Poly Southeast (PSE) -- http://polysoutheast.org

Organizations

Chesapeake Area Polyamory Network
(703)-561-0834
email: CPNinfo@yahoogroups.com

Celestial Union Church
P.O. Box 23034
Providence RI 02903
email: cugall@aol.com
(401)-861-6013

Green Without Envy
Vermont (USA) Poly Group
email:CaroleAM@hotmail.com

Delaware Valley Synergy
1220 Valley Forge Rd.
Post Office Box #911-69
Valley Forge, PA. 19482
(610) 948-5068
email:info@dvsynergy.org
http://www.dvsynergy.org

Family Tree
9 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
email: ftree@contra.org
http://www.contra.org/ftree

Florida Polyamory Network - PolyOrlando
PO Box 6193
Winter Springs, FL 32708
http://www.polyorlando.org

Hampton Roads Polyamory
P.O. Box 6322
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757)340-7912
email: Partyof3@hotmail.com

North Florida Poly Group
email:northflapoly@hotmail.com

Roanoke City Group
1402 Grandin Road #213
Roanoke, VA 24015

South Florida Polyamorists
c/o 7040 W. Palmetto Rd., 288
Boco Ratan, FL 33433

Triangle Polyamory Network
Raliegh - Durham - Chapel Hill, NC
Voice Mail: (919) 990-1111
email: Tripoly_net@Hotmail.com

TriState Poly
55 Garden Street
Teaneck, NJ 07666
email: tristatepoly@yahoogroups.com
http://www.polyamory.org/nynj

Vermont Poly Group
Burlington, VT
email: emasilas@together.net

Western Mass Polyamory Resource Group
email: deravyn@hotmail.com
Events list via http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/WMassPoly_Events.

West Florida Polyamory Group
Tampa, FL USA
(813) 736-4349
email:PolyTampa@aol.com


Mid US

Mailing Lists

Poly Albert Lea (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyalbertlea

Poly Alexandria MN
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyalexandriamn

Poly Bemidji (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polybemindji

Poly-BCS
- to subscribe, see information at http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly-bcs. This is a list for discussion of issues of poly interest within Bryan/College Station, Texas, USA.

Bi-State Poly List (St. Louis Metro Area)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/bistatepolylist

PolyChi
- to subscribe go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polychi and follow directions. This is a mailing list for Chicago, IL (USA) polyfolk.

Poly Columbus (OH)
- to subscribe go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polycolumbus and follow directions.

PolyDuluth
- to subscribe go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyduluth and follow directions. This is a mailing list for Duluth, MN (USA) polyfolk.

Poly Eau Claire (WI)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyeauclaire and follow directions.

PolyFargoMoorhead
- to subscribe go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyfargomoorhead and follow directions. This is a mailing list for MN/ND (USA) polyfolk.

Poly Fond Du Lac (WI)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyfonddulac and follow directions.

Poly Grand Forks (ND)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polygrandforks and follow directions.

Poly Grand Marais (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polygrandmarais and follow directions.

Poly Hibbing (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyhibbing and follow directions.

Poly-Houston
- To subscribe, see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly-houston. This is a mailing list for the Houston, TX, USA area.

Indiana Poly Discussion
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/list/inpoly and follow directions.

Iowa Polyamory
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/list/iowapolyamory and follow directions.

Central Iowa Poly
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/list/centraliowapoly and follow directions.

KanPoly (Kansas, USA)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/KanPoly.

Polyamory Kenosha-Racine (WI)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polykenosharacine.

Poly Lacrosse (WI)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polylacrosse.

Poly Out (Madison, WI)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyout.

Poly Mankato (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polymankato.

Poly Marshall (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polymarshall.

Midwest Poly
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Midwest_Poly.

Poly Milwaukee
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polymilwaukee.

Missouri Polyamory
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/mopoly1.

Nebraska Poly
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Nebraska_Poly

Poly Northfield (MN)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polynorthfield

NEOPoly - North East Ohio Polyamory
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/neopoly

OKPoly (Oklahoma, USA)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/OKPoly.

Polyamory Oshkosh (WI)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyoshkosh.

Poly Red Wing (MN)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyredwing.

Rhinelander Polyamory (WI)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/rhinelanderpoly.

Poly Rochester(Rochecter, MN)
- to subscribe, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyrochester.

Poly Saint Cloud MN
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polysaintcloudmn

St. Louis Gay Polyamory
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/St-Louis-Gay-Polyamory

Poly Sheboygan (WI)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polysheboygan

Poly Souix Falls (ND)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polysouixfalls

Poly Stevens Point (WI)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polystevenspoint

Poly-Texas-Events
- for poly events in Texas, USA, see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly-texas-events

Poly-Texas-Talk
- for poly discussion in Texas, USA, see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/poly-texas-talk

Polyamory_in_Wisconsin
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/polyamory_in_wisconsin

Witchita Poly (KS)
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/wichitapoly

Regional Webpages

Arkansas-Oklahoma Poly Group -- http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/arokpolyfortsmith

Kentucky Polyamory -- http://www.kentuckypolyamory.org

Madison Area Polyamory Society (MAPS) -- http://www.madisonareapolyamorySociety.org

Ohio Valley Polyamory Network -- http://ohiovalleypoly.150m.com

Organizations

Alternatives to Monogamy
P.O. Box 5254
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 205-6500

Champaign-Urbana Poly Social Group
email: raul@shout.net
http://www.shout.net/raul/polycu

Glendower
P.O. Box 520291
Independence, MO 64052
email: polyfi@aol.com

Loving Alternatives
P.O. Box 1322
Greenwood, IN 46142
email: poly@holli.com

Wisconsin Poly Group
(Madison, WI, USA)
email: bzdchris@aol.com

Twin Cities Polyamory Discussion Group
(Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, US)
P.O. Box 240615
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Voicemail: 612-822-0127 exten 505 email: tcpg@bigfoot.com
http://www.mnpoly.org


Western US

Mailing Lists

Arizona Polyamory email discussion
- to subscribe go to http://deepthot.org:2001/mailman/listinfo/azpoly

(Humboldt County, California) PolyHum
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/PolyHum.

Colorado Springs Polyamory Discussion Group
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/coloradospringspoly

Denver/Front Range Area Poly Discussion List
- to join, go to: http://deepthot.org:2001/mailman/listinfo/squawk

Inland Northwest Poly (Idaho, Love Colorado
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/inwpoly

North Bay Poly
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/north_bay_poly

Phillipsburg Montana Poly Group
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/pburgpoly

PDX-Poly
to subscribe, go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/PDX-POLY. This is a mailing list for Portand, Oregon poly-folk.

sac-poly
- to subscribe send a message to sac-poly-request@lists.best.com with a subject of subscribe. This is a list for people in the Sacramento California area.

SFBay-Poly
- to subscribe see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/sfbay-poly. This list is for polyamory related discussion for those physically or spiritually residing near the San Francisco Bay Area.

SFBay-Poly-Event
- to subscribe see http://poly.polyamory.org/mailman/listinfo/sfbay-poly-event. This list for the discussion of upcoming poly events in the SF bay area.

sea-poly
- to subscribe, go to www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/sea-poly. This is a mailing list for Seattle (WA, USA) area polyfolk.

Seattle-Poly-Potluck Events Listing for Western Washington
- to subscribe, see http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/seattle-poly-potluck.

Southern California Poly Chat List
- to subscribe write to Suzi at jadejaquar@earthlink.net and tell her you'd like to subscribe to socialpoly@coolist.com.

Spokane Washington Poly
- to subscribe go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/spokane-poly and follow directions

Organizations

Polyamory Arizona (Tempe, AZ)
email: victory@theheadoffice.com
web: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/polyamoryarizonaphoenixaz

Eugene Oregon Polyamory Support Group
email: eugenepolygroup@aol.com

Family Synergy
web: http://www.familysynergy.org

Live the Dream
8515 Penfield Ave
Winnetka, CA 91306
818/886-0069
http://www.livethedream.org

Los Angeles Poly Support (LAPS)
email: Administrator@laps.org
http://www.laps.org

Network for a New Culture
P.O. Box 205
Philomath, OR 97370
(800) 624-8445
email: nfnc@cvo.oneworld.com

New Mexico Polyamory Network
505-281-1528
email: nmpoly@twomoons.com

Pali Paths
Honolulu, HI
(808) 247-4732
email: palipaths@despammed.com
http://palipaths.org

Seattle City Group
15727 Interlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133-5736
(206) 283-3149

Seattle Potluck Support and Discussion Group
c/o SBWN, PO Box 30645
Greenwood Station, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 728-5433
http: //www.scn.org/~spg/index.html

South Bay Polys
P.O. Box 70203
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 730-9622
email:rap@netcom.com or email:wabaldwin@aol.com

SouthWest Polyamory Connection
email: info@twomoons.com

Touchpoint
Network for the Nonmonogamous
P.O. Box 408
Chloride, AZ 86431

Tucson Reality Improvement Project
P.O. Box 1731
Tucson, AZ 85702-1731
(520) 628-8720
email: chzbufe@azstarnet.com


Non US

Mailing Lists

Atlantic Canada Polyamory
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/atlanticpoly

Poly Oz - An Australian Non Discriminatory Polyamorous Community.
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/polyoz

Austria Polyamory (list in German)
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/polyamoryat

Polyamory Canada
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/polyamorycanada

Edmonton Poly Mailing List
- to subscribe see http://www.intranet.org/edmontonpoly.html

Edmonton Poly Chat
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/edmontonpolychat

poly-de
- to subscribe send a message to poly-de-request@noris.de with the line "subscribe". This is a German-language list, mostly for German polyamorists but others are welcome.

Bi-Polyamory-Ottawa
- to subscribe see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bi-Polyamory-Ottawa

Polyamory Quebec
- to subscribe see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quebecpoly

Tobermory (Ontario) Poly
- to subscribe see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/polytobermory

Toronto-Poly
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/TorontoPoly

uk-poly
- This list was proposed for discussion by poly folks or about poly issues, centred and focussed on the UK but allowing others to join. New members are invited to subscribe and offer a short introduction which will be posted to the list before approving the subscription. For more details see http://bi.org/uk-poly or e-mail owner-uk-poly@bi.org

Vancouver-Poly
- Subscribers go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/VanPoly

Winnipeg Polyamory Discussion Group http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/win-poly

Webpages

Austria/Vienna/Europe -- http://www.polyamory.at

Denmark -- http://www.polydan.dk

Polyamory in Europe -- http://www.polyamour.net

Netherlands -- http://www.polyamory.nl

Toronto Ethical Lovers Group -- http://www.polyamorysociety.org/Toronto_Ethical_Lover_Group.html

The New Zealand polyamory Network -- http://www.geocities.com/nz_polyamory

Organizations

Australia - NSW
phone - 02-99383972

Beyond Monogamy Inc.
P.O. Box 907
Morley, WA 6062 AUSTRALIA

Polyamory Network (Australia)
email:gaianet@cygnus.uwa.edu.au


International

Mailing Lists

Unitarian Universalist Poly
A list for Unitarian Universalist poly folk has been started. The focus is activism within the Unitarian Universalist Association and support. For information see http://www.uupa.org

Organizations

Church of All Worlds
P.O. Box 1542
Ukiah, CA 95482

Human Awareness Institute
2814 San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, CA 94070-1760
(800) 800-4117
email: info@hai.org
http://www .hai.org

Liberated Christians
P.O. Box 32835
Phoenix, AZ 85064-2835
Voicemail: (602) 955-0711
email: davephx@primenet.com

Loving More
P.O. Box 4358
Boulder, CO 80306
(303) 543-7540
email: ryamPEP@aol.com
http://www.lovemore .com

The Sacred Space Institute
P.O. Box 4322
San Rafael, CA 94913-4322
email:pad@well.com

ZEGG Forschungs- und Bildungszentrum GmbH
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 39
14806 Belzig
(0049-33841)-595-10
(country-area)-number
email: zeggpost@zegg.dinoco.de


4.) Notes about Swinger Organizations

All of the above organizations are for people interested in poly relations rather than aimed towards swinging. The following are for swingers and may be more friendly towards "cruising".

North America Swing Club Assoc.
P.O. Box 7128
Buena Park, CA 90622

SSC Magazine
P.O. Box 459
San Dimas, CA 91773

Swinger Personals may be posted on the WWW at http://www.altdot.com.


5.) Notes on Personal Ads

The Abundant Love Institute publishes a magazine called _Loving More_. The magazine does include personal ads, members receive one free, additional ads are $10 per. They also host annual conferences and publish a list of poly resources and local support groups.

Poly ads may be placed on the net in alt.personals, alt.personals.poly, and soc.personals. They may be placed on the web at http://www.polymatchmaker.com.

They are inappropriate for alt.polyamory.


Comments and suggestions to Holly by emailing her first name at aserve which is a dot com address. I apologize for not making a mailto link. Had to flee one too many email addresses due to spam.

Alt.Polyamory Support and Networking FAQ/Version 3.06/revised Fri, Mar. 31, 2006
All links checked Fri, Mar. 31, 2006
Back to Holly's Home Page
To Alt.Polyamory Cultural FAQ