Infinity heart

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The infinity heart is a widely used symbol of polyamory.[1]

The Infinity Heart is an ideogram symbolizing polyamory by combining a common heart symbol with a common infinity symbol. The image is typically depicted as a heart-shaped outline overlaid by the mathematical symbol for infinity. In so doing, the symbol combines the conceptual imagery for both affection and the absence of limits.

Usage[edit]

The symbol has been noted in the media. For example, a CNN story from 2013 noted the symbol embellishing a banner carried in the Atlanta Pride Parade by a group of polyamorists.[2] The image dates from prior to 2002 and is in the public domain.[3] A personal website by Mary Anne Mohanraj dated 2001 used the symbol as a graphic to illustrate her essay, "Polyamory: Many Loves."[4]

As practitioners of Polyamory become more and more public, the symbol is increasing seen displayed for public viewing on pins, t-shirts, bumperstickers and other media.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West, Alex (2001-02-06). "A List of Poly Symbols". Retrieved 2002-05-11. ""the original heart and infinity...is in the public domain")." 
  2. ^ Grinberg, Emmanuella (26 October 2013). "Polyamory: When three isn't a crowd". CNN. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ West, Alex (2002). "Variations on Heart-and-infinity". A List of Poly Symbols. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Mohanraj, Mary Anne (2001). "Polyamory-Many Loves". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Poly jewelry, clothing, and personal displays". Polyamorous Percolations: Polyamory in the News. April 28, 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2013.