I saw a youtube of Obama at
the LGBT Reception. He now mandates hospitals
that get Medicare and Medicaid give same-sex
partners hospital access.
Over the past few years partners and children of
same-sex couples were denied hospital access. In
one incident the hospital kept the mate and
shared children from the loved one before she
died. How sad. My heart goes out to that family
that had to experience such pain, such suffering
and I wonder why, how could we, as a society,
let such things happen.
Tears streamed down my cheeks
as I heard the Prez tell gay and lesbian
partners they have hospital visitation rights.
And more: SAME-SEX PARTNERS AND THEIR CHILDREN
GET THE SAME HEALTH, INSURANCE, MEDICAL BENEFITS
AS HETEROSEXUAL PARTNERS.
The military policy of don't ask don't tell is
gone. The defense of marriage act repealed.
Next, of course, is the slippery slope of
POLYAMORY. It's logical, fair, right, necessary
and inevitable. Yes, it's time. Let's take on
the next hurdle. Time for equality for all.
Polyamory, here we come!
Legal polyamorous marriage is
next in line of expanding personal freedom. The
GLBT movement created civil rights freedom for
millions of people actively living the
alternative lifestyles and for their friends and
families who were affected by shame, criticism,
prejudice and judgment over gender-orientation.
I envision society that celebrates all loving
relationships. We still have a long way to go
before everyone experiences freedom and
But maybe New York's
legalizing same-sex marriage tips, for the U.S.,
the balance toward justice, fairness and respect
rather than injustice, unfairness and disrespect
for consciousness. Time to revisit same sex
marriages in California and other states,
including my home state of Hawaii.When I moved
to Hawaii in 1993, we voted for same-sex
marriages but the Fundis from all over poured
money to anti-gay and conservative groups who
turned out in force and outvoted us.
In '93 too a group of friends
and I created Pali Paths, a polyamory discussion
group that met and still meets Thursdays at the
Unitarian Church on Pali Highway. We were so
hidden back then that we used the play on words,
Pali and poly to cryptically convey our
out-of-the-box polyamorous intentions.
Congratulations. Our efforts, all of us (and you
know who you are) paid off. Now polyamory is
known world wide. I just now googled polyamory
and there are about 1,890,000 results. We've
made a lot of progress yet we have a long way to
The GLBT movement gained
momentum, support and civil rights not only by
those who lived the lifestyle, but their
families and friends who supported them and
their freedom of choice. It's been a long, hard
road. We've been fighting racism, bigotry, hate,
prejudice all along. Now we need to support
freedom, civil rights and gather around and
support the LGBT and POLYAMORY movements. All
have the right to freedom of choice, freedom to
be who they truly are.
Speak up for freedom--not
only liberty, justice, freedom of religion and
freedom from slavery, bondage, suffering and
war--but also freedom for each of us to choose
relationships, love and sexuality so we can get
real, down, dirty and honest and be who we truly
are. We now live in a world where many have the
freedom to chose sexual orientations,
relationship styles, who we live with love,
marry, divorce, have sex with and we can even
chose to change our gender. Cher’s daughter
(Chastity) is now her son (Chas). Gay marriage
is legal in Canada and many states. Canada’s
leading the way to debate legalization of
multiple marriage (polygamy and now polyamory’s
been brought up).
Many fear freedom of choice
will kill monogamy. Nonsense. If society
legalizes polyamory, monogamy will survive too.
Heterosexuality didn't disappear just because
some openly declare themselves gay, lesbian or
bisexual. We must respect our own consciousness,
live from our personal preferences at particular
moments in time as we grow.
Support relationship choice.
Support sexual orientation and gender choice.
The choice movement minimizes drama, trauma and
pain for all when we’re all free to be who we
are and are no longer subjected to guilt, shame,
blame, insults, rejection, prejudice and hate
just for being true to ourselves. We're no
longer victims bound by societal "norms",
subject to circumstances of birth, family,
religion, culture, society and even our own
programming. The cosmic egg has cracked.
Thoughts, ideas formerly unspoken are now out of
the box and bantered around the net.
We’re coming round the bend
heading to the home stretch of the
clothing-optional 2011 World Polyamory
Conference at Harbin Hot Springs, Northern
California, July 29 -31. This year we have the
large Conference Center again with two large hot
tubs all to ourselves.
Our presenters include Jason Weston, Evalena Rose, Susan
Campbell, Tiki & Zeev Adler, DeAnna Bennett, Keith
Brown, Lenel DeEmma, Jeffery Reiss, Alicia Forester,
Dane Colby, Dave Doleshal, Jessica Fergus, Ray Frye,
Terry Gibbons, Debbie Gilmore, Sonny Heartsong, Lakshmi
Luster and Sasha & me (Janet Kira Lessin).
Schedule's subject to change. Deadline for
presenter's applications: July 1st, 2011.
We announce the schedule in a few days, but we finalize
it when we see who gets on the plane to SF, drives down
the road to Harbin for the conference (like always). To