As members of the queer community, polyamory should be counted among the acceptances we demand.
It's true that polyamory is not, by definition, queer. But queer people who *are* poly are punished for it in a way poly cishets simply aren't. We should demand equality in this regard.
If you aren't poly, that's fine. I'm not saying it's the only right way. But we need to demand that we feel safe in our right to defy the concept of a nuclear family.
"It's true that polyamory is not, by definition, queer."
This is one of the reasons I was all for GSRM as a term when it started showing up just a tiny bit in online spaces I was in. "Gender, Sexual, and Romantic Minority" would have included poly people automatically, without having to explain why they fit in with the LGBT community (which I absolutely believe they do).
I understand the attachment to the original label, of course, especially for the people who found themselves during the hardest parts of the modern struggle. I'm just a little sad that we have to keep having this discussion of who's "allowed in" because the favored label isn't all-inclusive by nature.
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