For Immediate Release, November 20, 2022
November 23rd is Polyamory Day!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022, is Polyamory Day – a day celebrated every year around the world by people who consider themselves to be polyamorous, who are in polyamorous relationship(s), or who support polyamory as a valid relationship orientation or choice.
On November 23rd, we ask: If you agree that polyamorous people are entitled to the same relationship rights, privileges, and governmental accommodation as others, please share a Polyamory Day image or meme on your social media, mailing lists, and blogs.
You can use an existing image or create a new one. Find Polyamory Day images by searching #polyamoryday on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok. New Polyamory Day images will be released via our social media on or before November 23.
Organizations that have promoted Polyamory Day include the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA), the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), Loving More, OPEN (Organisation for Polyamory and Ethical Non Monogamy), PolyDallas Millennium, Black Poly Pride, the Poly Cultural Diversity Alliance, Poliamor en México, Polyamory South Africa, ZAPoly Polyamory In South Africa, and many others. Images have been produced in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, and English.
Polyamory Day was first celebrated in Canada on November 23, 2017, and the celebration quickly spread on social media to other countries and languages.
There are other days in the year when 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.
Suggested hashtags include:
#Polyamorous #Polyamory #ENM (ethical non-monogamy) #CNM (consensual non-monogamy) #OpenRelationship #PolyamoryDay #InternationalPolyamoryDay
For more information, visit http://polyadvocacy.ca/polyamory-day-faq or contact:
Zoe Duff, Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association, 250-589-2385 firstname.lastname@example.org