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 by Brian Porter Well, when the saw the opportunity to write on these I figured.. why not ? . I’ve been both in my life and recently ‘married’ my partner of over 16 and a half years. Some say that’s an eternity in the gay world? 
 Let’s briefly start out when I was single. But before I do that, I will say that the dynamics of the “straight” world and the dynamics of the gay world- whether you are single or coupled are, in my opinion- identical. That is to say things like communication, commitment , love versus sex, honesty, fidelity, etc, etc. are the same.

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 Dr. John E Bush Ph. D. Single and Couple- Then and Now There are many ways to consider the subject. However we have to begin with being single first, primarily because we are single before we decide to join another in living out our lives. If all goes well, we may enjoy a coupled relationship until the end; however we may approach the end having experienced several coupled relationships. by Ken Scott Baron (left with Mack) There appears to be a trend emerging these days, and that is, being in a straight and married relationship and then moving on to a gay life, which can include a same sex marriage sanctioned for now by federal law.
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NPR StoryCorps story about two army guys, one aged 100 (WW2 Vet) and the other aged 72 (Vietnam Vet), who had been together for about 25 years and recently married while living at the VA. Not interracial, but none-the-less, very moving.

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Rockin’ our Relationships- Reno 2018!! If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience the biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure, Your NABWMT Convention Planning Committee Meetings and Conventions
Harvard Business Review By Holly B Shakya UC San Diego and Nicholas A Christakis Yale University. “While screen time in general can be problematic, the tricky thing about social media is that while we are using it, we get the impression that we are engaging in meaningful social interaction. Our results suggest that the nature and quality of this sort of connection is no substitute for the real world interaction we need for a healthy life”.
Facebook Relationships
Remember our Allies Befriend our sisters (who helped us in the 
Aids Crisis) 
Work with all groups who support 
HUMAN RIGHTS
Relationships and Allies Wilmington Manor Tells Story of an Interracial Same-Sex Relationship during the Civil War Era by Tim Wilson First-time novelist Dr. James E. Laws, Jr. of Washington, DC has written an incredibly engaging and moving story of "historical fiction" - with fictional characters set within the backdrop of actual events in history before, during and after the Civil War. He will be in Denver, CO, Feb. 22-25, 2018 to promote his new book, Wilmington Manor. James and his partner Brad Green, a 30-year member of Black and White Men Together, presented an in-depth workshop at the 2017 NABWMT Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, where I bought a copy of Wilmington Manor. The many fully developed characters, who seem so real and alive as to jump off the pages, and their interwoven stories were so personally compelling to me that I read the entire book in just two sittings. That workshop, and even more so reading the book itself, inspired me to organize some events here in Denver where I live, in order to create new audiences for this wonderful book and its author. I encourage other members and/or chapters of BMWT/MACT to do the same, to support two of our own! I would be happy to talk about how to do this with anyone interested (tkwdco@icloud.com). Interracial Relationship - Civil War Novel
Single - what do I do? Single - what do I do? Single - what do I do?

Now that I'm single, what do I do?  Is it possible to be single and happy?  I've been single for so long, do I really want a relationship?  Is being single a bad thing?  Will things change if we get married?  Do long distance relationships work?  What about an open relationship?  Can a circle of friends replace the need to be in a relationship?  In this edition of Q-Visions, we will explore what it means to be in a healthy relationship and to be single & happy.  Please note that these definitions are very subjective depending on the individuals involved.

Now that I'm single, what do I do?  Is it possible to be single and happy?  I've been single for so long, do I really want a relationship?  Is being single a bad thing?  Will things change if we get married?  Do long distance relationships work?  What about an open relationship?  Can a circle of friends replace the need to be in a relationship?  In this edition of Q-Visions, we will explore what it means to be in a healthy relationship and to be single & happy.  Please note that these definitions are very subjective depending on the individuals involved.

Intergenerational, Interracial Relationship

by Robert Graham

People always want to have discussions about the subtleties of interracial relationships or intergenerational relationships.  No one ever discusses the dynamics of intergenerational, interracial relationship.  This is my experience being in an intergenerational interracial relationship.  Every relationship is different; this is my personal experience.

 

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BWMT Detroit to Reorganize

 BWMT Detroit will now be known as a social club without monthly meetings. The Monthly events will be at a restaurant  or at a hosts home.

 

Brian Porter will be the Communications Director and disseminate information by email or other avenue.

 

Ron Patton will be the host greeter at our social events. James (Stan) Relford will provide secretarial duties as needed.

 

 

NABWMT: It's about our relationships.
by Gavin Morrow Hall, Co Chair Relationship: The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Interpersonal Relationship: A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. I like these two definitions of relations. They speak to me and to why I joined Black and White Men Together when I was 20 and why I have remained in NABWMT for 35 years

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 by Brian Porter Well, when the saw the opportunity to write on these I figured.. why not ? . I’ve been both in my life and recently ‘married’ my partner of over 16 and a half years. Some say that’s an eternity in the gay world? 
 Let’s briefly start out when I was single. But before I do that, I will say that the dynamics of the “straight” world and the dynamics of the gay world- whether you are single or coupled are, in my opinion- identical. That is to say things like communication, commitment , love versus sex, honesty, fidelity, etc, etc. are the same.
 Dr. John E Bush Ph. D. Single and Couple- Then and Now There are many ways to consider the subject. However we have to begin with being single first, primarily because we are single before we decide to join another in living out our lives. If all goes well, we may enjoy a coupled relationship until the end; however we may approach the end having experienced several coupled relationships. by Ken Scott Baron (left with Mack) There appears to be a trend emerging these days, and that is, being in a straight and married relationship and then moving on to a gay life, which can include a same sex marriage sanctioned for now by federal law.
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Rockin’ our Relationships- Reno 2018!! If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience the biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure, Your NABWMT Convention Planning Committee

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NPR StoryCorps story about two army guys, one aged 100 (WW2 Vet) and the other aged 72 (Vietnam Vet), who had been together for about 25 years and recently married while living at the VA. Not interracial, but none-the-less, very moving. Polyamorous Relationships
Relationships and Allies

Woman's March 2018

Remember our Allies Befriend our sisters (who helped us in the 
Aids Crisis) 
Work with all groups who support 
HUMAN RIGHTS
Harvard Business Review By Holly B Shakya UC San Diego and Nicholas A Christakis Yale University. “While screen time in general can be problematic, the tricky thing about social media is that while we are using it, we get the impression that we are engaging in meaningful social interaction. Our results suggest that the nature and quality of this sort of connection is no substitute for the real world interaction we need for a healthy life”.
Facebook Relationships
Single - what do I do?

Now that I'm single, what do I do?  Is it possible to be single and happy?  I've been single for so long, do I really want a relationship?  Is being single a bad thing?  Will things change if we get married?  Do long distance relationships work?  What about an open relationship?  Can a circle of friends replace the need to be in a relationship?  In this edition of Q-Visions, we will explore what it means to be in a healthy relationship and to be single & happy.  Please note that these definitions are very subjective depending on the individuals involved.

Intergenerational, Interracial Relationship

by Robert Graham

People always want to have discussions about the subtleties of interracial relationships or intergenerational relationships.  No one ever discusses the dynamics of intergenerational, interracial relationship.  This is my experience being in an intergenerational interracial relationship.  Every relationship is different; this is my personal experience.

 

Wilmington Manor Tells Story of an Interracial Same-Sex Relationship during the Civil War Era by Tim Wilson First-time novelist Dr. James E. Laws, Jr. of Washington, DC has written an incredibly engaging and moving story of "historical fiction" - with fictional characters set within the backdrop of actual events in history before, during and after the Civil War. He will be in Denver, CO, Feb. 22-25, 2018 to promote his new book, Wilmington Manor. James and his partner Brad Green, a 30-year member of Black and White Men Together, presented an in-depth workshop at the 2017 NABWMT Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, where I bought a copy of Wilmington Manor. The many fully developed characters, who seem so real and alive as to jump off the pages, and their interwoven stories were so personally compelling to me that I read the entire book in just two sittings. That workshop, and even more so reading the book itself, inspired me to organize some events here in Denver where I live, in order to create new audiences for this wonderful book and its author. I encourage other members and/or chapters of BMWT/MACT to do the same, to support two of our own! I would be happy to talk about how to do this with anyone interested (tkwdco@icloud.com). Interracial Relationship - Civil War Novel

 BWMT Detroit will now be known as a social club without monthly meetings. The Monthly events will be at a restaurant  or at a hosts home.

 

Brian Porter will be the Communications Director and disseminate information by email or other avenue.

 

Ron Patton will be the host greeter at our social events. James (Stan) Relford will provide secretarial duties as needed.

 

 

NABWMT: It's about our relationships.
by Gavin Morrow Hall, Co Chair Relationship: The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Interpersonal Relationship: A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. I like these two definitions of relations. They speak to me and to why I joined Black and White Men Together when I was 20 and why I have remained in NABWMT for 35 years

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nabwmt.org
Featured Article Single & Straight Relationships
 Dr. John E Bush Ph. D. Single and Couple- Then and Now There are many ways to consider the subject. However we have to begin with being single first, primarily because we are single before we decide to join another in living out our lives. If all goes well, we may enjoy a coupled relationship until the end; however we may approach the end having experienced several coupled relationships. by Ken Scott Baron (left with Mack) There appears to be a trend emerging these days, and that is, being in a straight and married relationship and then moving on to a gay life, which can include a same sex marriage sanctioned for now by federal law. Polyamorous Relationships
Single & Coupled Relationships

   by Brian Porter

Well, when the saw the opportunity to write on these I figured.. why not ? . I’ve been both in my life and recently ‘married’ my partner of over 16 and a half years. Some say that’s an eternity in the gay world?

Let’s briefly start out when I was single. But before I do that, I will say that the dynamics of the “straight” world and the dynamics of the gay world-  whether you are single or coupled are, in my opinion-  identical. That is to say things like communication, commitment , love versus sex, honesty, fidelity, etc, etc. are the same.

 

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PROS

Polyamory is the practice of or desire for intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the knowledge of all partners. It has been described as consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy People who identify as polyamorous reject the view that sexual and relational exclusivity are necessary for deep, committed, long-term loving relationships. * Share in chores * Combined incomes. * Seeing partner(s) happy with someone else in addition to you * Re-discovering your partner(s);* Self-discovery: expanding your horizons* Masters of scheduling, communication, and conflict resolution. * Several shoulders to cry on and a support network. * Sexual variety. * Feeling free instead of trapped * Express both sides of being bisexual (if you are, that is).
Rockin’ our Relationships- Reno 2018!! If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience the biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure, Your NABWMT Convention Planning Committee NPR StoryCorps story about two army guys, one aged 100 (WW2 Vet) and the other aged 72 (Vietnam Vet), who had been together for about 25 years and recently married while living at the VA. Not interracial, but none-the-less, very moving.

CONS

* Not enough time, resources, and energy * Dating and going out can cost more. * Finding people who are cool with you* More processing,arguments, hurt feelings, WORK * Jealousy (both yours and your partners'). * Social stigma* Legal rights* Heartbreak when 1 or more partner(s) leaves the others. * Higher risk of STD transmission with each new partner. * Potentially not getting along well with your partner's partners.
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Remember our Allies

 

Befriend our sisters (who helped us in the
Aids Crisis)
Work with all groups who support
HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Harvard Business Review

 

By Holly B Shakya UC San Diego and Nicholas A Christakis Yale University.

 

“While screen time in general can be problematic, the tricky thing about social media is that while we are using it, we get the impression that we are engaging in meaningful social interaction. Our results suggest that the nature and quality of this sort of connection is no substitute for the real world interaction we need for a healthy life”.

 

 

 

by Robert Graham

People always want to have discussions about the subtleties of interracial relationships or intergenerational relationships.  No one ever discusses the dynamics of intergenerational, interracial relationship.  This is my experience being in an intergenerational interracial relationship.  Every relationship is different; this is my personal experience.

 

Intergenerational, Interracial Relationship
NABWMT: It's about our relationships. BWMT Detroit to Reorganize

 BWMT Detroit will now be known as a social club without monthly meetings. The Monthly events will be at a restaurant  or at a hosts home.

 

Brian Porter will be the Communications Director and disseminate information by email or other avenue.

 

Ron Patton will be the host greeter at our social events. James (Stan) Relford will provide secretarial duties as needed.

 

 

by Gavin Morrow Hall, Co Chair Relationship: The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Interpersonal Relationship: A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. I like these two definitions of relations. They speak to me and to why I joined Black and White Men Together when I was 20 and why I have remained in NABWMT for 35 years
nabwmt.org
Featured Article Single & Straight Relationships
 Dr. John E Bush Ph. D. Single and Couple- Then and Now There are many ways to consider the subject. However we have to begin with being single first, primarily because we are single before we decide to join another in living out our lives. If all goes well, we may enjoy a coupled relationship until the end; however we may approach the end having experienced several coupled relationships. by Ken Scott Baron (left with Mack) There appears to be a trend emerging these days, and that is, being in a straight and married relationship and then moving on to a gay life, which can include a same sex marriage sanctioned for now by federal law. Polyamorous Relationships
Single & Coupled Relationships Meetings and Conventions
Polyamory is the practice of or desire for intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the knowledge of all partners. It has been described as consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy People who identify as polyamorous reject the view that sexual and relational exclusivity are necessary for deep, committed, long-term loving relationships. * Share in chores * Combined incomes. * Seeing partner(s) happy with someone else in addition to you * Re-discovering your partner(s);* Self-discovery: expanding your horizons* Masters of scheduling, communication, and conflict resolution. * Several shoulders to cry on and a support network. * Sexual variety. * Feeling free instead of trapped * Express both sides of being bisexual (if you are, that is).
Rockin’ our Relationships- Reno 2018!! If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience the biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure, Your NABWMT Convention Planning Committee NPR StoryCorps story about two army guys, one aged 100 (WW2 Vet) and the other aged 72 (Vietnam Vet), who had been together for about 25 years and recently married while living at the VA. Not interracial, but none-the-less, very moving.
* Not enough time, resources, and energy * Dating and going out can cost more. * Finding people who are cool with you* More processing,arguments, hurt feelings, WORK * Jealousy (both yours and your partners'). * Social stigma* Legal rights* Heartbreak when 1 or more partner(s) leaves the others. * Higher risk of STD transmission with each new partner. * Potentially not getting along well with your partner's partners.
Relationships and Allies Facebook Relationships
Intergenerational, Interracial Relationship
NABWMT: It's about our relationships. BWMT Detroit to Reorganize
by Gavin Morrow Hall, Co Chair Relationship: The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Interpersonal Relationship: A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. I like these two definitions of relations. They speak to me and to why I joined Black and White Men Together when I was 20 and why I have remained in NABWMT for 35 years
nabwmt.org
 Dr. John E Bush Ph. D. Single and Couple- Then and Now There are many ways to consider the subject. However we have to begin with being single first, primarily because we are single before we decide to join another in living out our lives. If all goes well, we may enjoy a coupled relationship until the end; however we may approach the end having experienced several coupled relationships. Featured Article
Single & Straight Relationships by Ken Scott Baron (left with Mack) There appears to be a trend emerging these days, and that is, being in a straight and married relationship and then moving on to a gay life, which can include a same sex marriage sanctioned for now by federal law.
Polyamorous Relationships
Polyamory is the practice of or desire for intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the knowledge of all partners. It has been described as consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy People who identify as polyamorous reject the view that sexual and relational exclusivity are necessary for deep, committed, long-term loving relationships.
* Share in chores * Combined incomes. * Seeing partner(s) happy with someone else in addition to you * Re-discovering your partner(s);* Self-discovery: expanding your horizons* Masters of scheduling, communication, and conflict resolution. * Several shoulders to cry on and a support network. * Sexual variety. * Feeling free instead of trapped * Express both sides of being bisexual (if you are, that is).
Relationships and Allies * Not enough time, resources, and energy * Dating and going out can cost more. * Finding people who are cool with you* More processing,arguments, hurt feelings, WORK * Jealousy (both yours and your partners'). * Social stigma* Legal rights* Heartbreak when 1 or more partner(s) leaves the others. * Higher risk of STD transmission with each new partner. * Potentially not getting along well with your partner's partners.
NPR StoryCorps story about two army guys, one aged 100 (WW2 Vet) and the other aged 72 (Vietnam Vet), who had been together for about 25 years and recently married while living at the VA. Not interracial, but none-the-less, very moving.
Facebook Relationships
Intergenerational, Interracial Relationship
BWMT Detroit to Reorganize
NABWMT: It's about our relationships.
Meetings and Conventions
by Gavin Morrow Hall, Co Chair Relationship: The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Interpersonal Relationship: A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. I like these two definitions of relations. They speak to me and to why I joined Black and White Men Together when I was 20 and why I have remained in NABWMT for 35 years
Rockin’ our Relationships- Reno 2018!! If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience the biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure, Your NABWMT Convention Planning Committee
Single & Coupled Relationships Wilmington Manor Tells Story of an Interracial Same-Sex Relationship during the Civil War Era by Tim Wilson First-time novelist Dr. James E. Laws, Jr. of Washington, DC has written an incredibly engaging and moving story of "historical fiction" - with fictional characters set within the backdrop of actual events in history before, during and after the Civil War. He will be in Denver, CO, Feb. 22-25, 2018 to promote his new book, Wilmington Manor. James and his partner Brad Green, a 30-year member of Black and White Men Together, presented an in-depth workshop at the 2017 NABWMT Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, where I bought a copy of Wilmington Manor. The many fully developed characters, who seem so real and alive as to jump off the pages, and their interwoven stories were so personally compelling to me that I read the entire book in just two sittings. That workshop, and even more so reading the book itself, inspired me to organize some events here in Denver where I live, in order to create new audiences for this wonderful book and its author. I encourage other members and/or chapters of BMWT/MACT to do the same, to support two of our own! I would be happy to talk about how to do this with anyone interested (tkwdco@icloud.com).

MORE

nabwmt.org
 Dr. John E Bush Ph. D. Single and Couple- Then and Now There are many ways to consider the subject. However we have to begin with being single first, primarily because we are single before we decide to join another in living out our lives. If all goes well, we may enjoy a coupled relationship until the end; however we may approach the end having experienced several coupled relationships. Featured Article
Single & Straight Relationships by Ken Scott Baron (left with Mack) There appears to be a trend emerging these days, and that is, being in a straight and married relationship and then moving on to a gay life, which can include a same sex marriage sanctioned for now by federal law.
Polyamorous Relationships
Relationships and Allies * Share in chores * Combined incomes. * Seeing partner(s) happy with someone else in addition to you * Re-discovering your partner(s);* Self-discovery: expanding your horizons* Masters of scheduling, communication, and conflict resolution. * Several shoulders to cry on and a support network. * Sexual variety. * Feeling free instead of trapped * Express both sides of being bisexual (if you are, that is). Polyamory is the practice of or desire for intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the knowledge of all partners. It has been described as consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy People who identify as polyamorous reject the view that sexual and relational exclusivity are necessary for deep, committed, long-term loving relationships. * Not enough time, resources, and energy * Dating and going out can cost more. * Finding people who are cool with you* More processing,arguments, hurt feelings, WORK * Jealousy (both yours and your partners'). * Social stigma* Legal rights* Heartbreak when 1 or more partner(s) leaves the others. * Higher risk of STD transmission with each new partner. * Potentially not getting along well with your partner's partners.
NPR StoryCorps story about two army guys, one aged 100 (WW2 Vet) and the other aged 72 (Vietnam Vet), who had been together for about 25 years and recently married while living at the VA. Not interracial, but none-the-less, very moving.
Facebook Relationships
Intergenerational, Interracial Relationship
BWMT Detroit to Reorganize
NABWMT: It's about our relationships.
Meetings and Conventions
by Gavin Morrow Hall, Co Chair Relationship: The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Interpersonal Relationship: A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. I like these two definitions of relations. They speak to me and to why I joined Black and White Men Together when I was 20 and why I have remained in NABWMT for 35 years
Rockin’ our Relationships- Reno 2018!! If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience the biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure, Your NABWMT Convention Planning Committee
Single & Coupled Relationships Wilmington Manor Tells Story of an Interracial Same-Sex Relationship during the Civil War Era by Tim Wilson First-time novelist Dr. James E. Laws, Jr. of Washington, DC has written an incredibly engaging and moving story of "historical fiction" - with fictional characters set within the backdrop of actual events in history before, during and after the Civil War. He will be in Denver, CO, Feb. 22-25, 2018 to promote his new book, Wilmington Manor. James and his partner Brad Green, a 30-year member of Black and White Men Together, presented an in-depth workshop at the 2017 NABWMT Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, where I bought a copy of Wilmington Manor. The many fully developed characters, who seem so real and alive as to jump off the pages, and their interwoven stories were so personally compelling to me that I read the entire book in just two sittings. That workshop, and even more so reading the book itself, inspired me to organize some events here in Denver where I live, in order to create new audiences for this wonderful book and its author. I encourage other members and/or chapters of BMWT/MACT to do the same, to support two of our own! I would be happy to talk about how to do this with anyone interested (tkwdco@icloud.com).