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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W 13 St, New York, New York 10011
The “non-traditional” non-traditional household: When your power exchange intersects with LGBT, Female Dominant, poly and other “non-traditional” relationship styles
It is accepted that our lifestyle is not considered “traditional”. In other words, it is not the accepted social norm. However, within our various lifestyle communities there are some who have developed what they may consider “norms”. For some that may mirror what is viewed as “traditional” outside of our lifestyle. Many still assume that our relationships will be heteronormative, male dominated, monogamous mirror images of the ways society has tried to dictate.
But what of the authority based relationships that don’t follow that expectation...s? What if your household is comprised of LGBT and/or gender non-conforming folks? What if your head of household is female? How about when your household is one of the various forms of poly? What if it doesn’t conform to any of the most commonly seen power exchange relationships and you're marching to the beat of your own drum? What are some of the differences? What are the similarities? What are the difficulties, especially faced by the larger "community"? Do you feel accepted or even further ostracized?
In honor of the start of Pride month, MAsT Metro NY will tackle this topic and celebrate the wide range of diversity we see throughout power exchange dynamics. Please join us to share more about your relationships and experiences!