PW 321: Avoiding meetup drama

PW Playmate asks: how to you run a growing poly meetup without conflict and drama in the community?

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Introduction

Under-18 warning and redirection to Scarleteen

1:00 News and host chat

7:00 Interview: Avoiding meetup drama with Allena Gabosch

A PW Playmate (woo hoo!) writes in to ask:

I’ve been pretty involved in my local poly community for a couple of years. It’s about doubled in size since we started doing more outreach, and with that has come much more drama and conflict within the community. We’re not quite sure how to handle it without alienating people.

Allena Gabosch, Director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, gives advice:

  • Be open to everyone
  • Leaders, remember to come from service and put your ego aside
  • Give naysayers responsibilities for improving the group
  • Acknowledge and address naysayer issues publicly

If you’re in or near Seattle, come to SEAF, June 16-24, 2012!

33:00 Movie Review

Joreth gives a review of the 1993 film Café au lait.

38:00 Wrapup

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Poly Weekly 257: Is it all about the sex?

Is the dark secret of polyamory that sometimes it is about the sex with multiple partners?

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Introduction and host chat

Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to http://www.scarleteen.com; friend us on Twitter or Facebook, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums.

Announcements

  • MomentumCon is coming up April 1-3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia poly meetup: Saturday, November 13th 4pm-6pm, Borders in manassas, 11270 Bulooch Dr, Manassas VA 20109, look for the parrot contact Grace: doyenworking@gmail.com, Becky: rebecca.loveking@gmail.com
  • Perverts of Color
  • SteamCon Nov, 19-21, Seattle

Topic: Is it all about the sex?

Happy Poly Moments

  • Thanks to Grace, Christian and Tina for sharing

Wrap-up
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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

Want to start or attend a local poly meetup?

Thanks to Green Fizzpops for passing on this great link from Serolynne. Great info on what to expect from a meetup, what a meetup is and isn’t and a bit on how to get one started in your area.

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