Loving More

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Loving More is a national non-profit organization concerned with support, advocacy and polyamory awareness for the polyamorous community. The three most visible projects of Loving More are Loving More magazine, the Loving More website and two annual Loving More conferences, one on the east coast and the other on the west coast of the United States. Loving More is the oldest and longest running polyamory organization,[citation needed] with over 3000 members.[citation needed] They have worked to bring awareness of polyamory to the public and to support people exploring alternative possibilities in relationships.

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The organization was originally started as a News Letter PEP Talk (Polyfidelity Education Productions) in the fall of 1984 by Ryam Nearing. It was the first official organization for non-monogamy.[citation needed] In the Spring of 1991, the organization and group was renamed Loving More. With the encouragement of Rob Rimmer, author of The Harrad Experiment, and others attending the fall East Coast Conference in 1994, Ryam of Loving More joined with Deborah Anapol of InteNet resource center to form Loving More Magazine and conferences. Loving More has grown and transformed over the years; Deborah left the organization in 1996 to pursue other interests, including publishing one of the first books on Polyamory, Love Without Limits.

Loving More was trademarked in 1996 by Ryam Nearing.[citation needed] Mary Wolf took over as Managing Editor in 2001 and in 2004 came another transition, when Robyn Trask became the Managing Editor. Robyn Trask incorporated Loving More as a not-for-profit corporation with the intent for Loving More to become a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.[citation needed] The organization has been running conferences and retreats since the mid-eighties in order to educate and support people in multi-partnered families and relationships. In recent years Loving More has shifted the focus to include a push for polyamory awareness by reaching out to the therapists, doctors, lawyers and media in an effort to educate the public to possibilities beyond monogamy in loving relationships.

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