|Re: How Diverse is Co-Housing, Really?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Ladwig (jladwigsoils.umn.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 3 May 93 13:30 CDT|
apguirard [at] mmm.com <apguirard [at] mmm.com> writes on 3 May 93 at 13:09 CDT > > Jim Baranski, the busy questioner of the cohousing mailing list, writes: > > > Are there other alternative values common in co-housing groups? > > Would people interested in nudism, or with non-monogamous or > > non-hetrosexual orientations be more welcome in your co-housing > > group then in mainstreem society, or in co-housing groups in general? > > I can't speak for cohousing groups in general, but if I can answer for TRG > the answer is "yes". Without getting into details I will say that our > current membership includes people with "alternative" values such as you > mention. Oh, hell. We have some near-infamous polyamorists and inveterate posters to potentially-embarrasing Usenet newsgroups as members. I'm not the highest profile of them, but I'm married to her. We also have monogamists and heterosexuals in our group. We're open-minded :-) BTW - I seem to remember Mr. Baranski from alt.polyamory, where he was an asset in its early days (may still be, though I haven't looked lately). ObCohousing-cmt: TRG as a(n unbuilt) community has no special agenda as far as non-monogamy and/or gender preference, but we do share a strong desire to provide a community where those values are not derided, and there can be open lines of communication. We most certainly do not wish to suggest or enforce "alternative" family structures, but we do wish to recognize and support those which exist already for our community members. -- UMN Department of Soil Science; St. Paul, MN Internet: john.ladwig [at] soils.umn.edu Fidonet: John Ladwig 1:282/341 jladwig [at] torpedo.forestry.umn.edu
- How Diverse is Co-Housing, Really? BARANSKI, May 3 1993
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