Cheers Sexy People!
Happy Thursday, Loving Without Boundaries community! I am really happy to share my latest podcast interview with Jonathan Lane, a DC/MD-based lawyer and mediator who specializes in serving the LGBTQ+ and polyamorous and kink communities. Jonathan originally reached out to me when he saw that I was local to him in the DC-metro area via the Polyamory Leadership Network as well as the Polyamory Coalition. If you have been looking for a poly-friendly lawyer who specializes in family law, child custody, pre-nuptial agreements in the DC/MD area, this is your man! Jonathan and I have had the good fortune of getting to know each other in real life, meeting for lunch in Arlington, Virginia, as well as running into each other at such conferences as: Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, and Poly Living Philadelphia (my hometown). Building community and meeting in real life is such an important part of a successful consensually non-monogamous journey, creating a much needed support network. Consider joining our free Facebook group (link below and here). Jonathan, I am so grateful for this important work that you are doing. Thanks for being one of the superheroes we need right now!
Here is Jonathan’s bio:
Jonathan Lane is an attorney and mediator at JD Lane Law, a law firm in Maryland and Washington, DC. His practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce, child custody, and protections for non-traditional families. He is interested in protecting the rights and self-determination of all individuals, partnerships, and families. He is especially focused on representing members of sexually diverse communities, including clients who identify as kinky, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and swingers. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.
Some topics we discuss in this educational, touching, and fascinating interview:
— Jonathan shares how he came to enter the world of polyamory. He has identified as polyamorous for several years.
— When he got married, Jonathan found an open-minded rabbi to discuss his relationship status with – remarkable!
— He shares how it can be difficult to find partners, especially when one is a “Baby Poly” or polyamorous newbie.
— Jonathan describes how he came to his particular niche of serving the LGBTQ+/polyamorous community, and how he wished he had come to it earlier.
— He advises that being proactive and forward-thinking with your relationships is a super smart move. There is value in all sorts of relationships, including those that may not last “until death do us part”. The end of a relationship does not mean it “failed.” Maybe consider planning ahead for that possibility.
— Divorce can be a very intimate thing to go through. Seeking a poly-friendly lawyer who “gets you” can be very beneficial during a difficult transition.
— Jonathan shares some of the most interesting cases he has worked on, including a three-parent custody case. Quite interesting!
— Tune in to listen to this great podcast episode!
Thank you Jonathan, for being so awesomely generous with your time, for your much needed work supporting the LGBTQ+ and beyond community with your skillset, and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, engaging, and so fascinating! To learn more, go to his website at JDLaneLaw.com.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 113 with Jonathan. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the Loving Without Boundaries podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
ANNOUNCEMENT – GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCES
I recently have had the honor of being featured on three other podcasts:
Check them out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. On “With PolyAnna”, I vulnerably share a story about why pole dancing changed my life! Tune in to find out more!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT OFFER – We continue to have some exciting goings on here at Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). We now have exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page for those who choose to become a patron. Please visit the link to check out how you can come join the party over at Patreon! Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! Want to dig deeper into the community and your fellow poly folk? Right on, let’s do it! Want monthly “Hangouts” with yours truly and other patrons? Cool! Let’s do it! It’s all there! Come join us, and enjoy exclusive content made just for you, our patrons of this work!
NOTE: Monthly group “hangout” and coaching calls for all of our podcast patrons at any level are under way. If you are supporting the podcast, I am supporting you on your journey. Come join us and meet like-minded folks on the same journey you are!
UPCOMING POLYAMOROUS-FRIENDLY EVENTS
1) Free LWB Facebook Group for Healthy, Sex Positive, Open Relationships — Ready to explore healthy, deeply connected (and virtually jealousy-free) open relationships? It’s all possible – especially when surrounded by a community of people already doing it. Many in newly open relationships experience roller coaster emotions of jealousy, insecurity, and feel alone on their journey. That’s why I created this free Facebook group where people are coming together to share actionable tips for succeeding in multiple loving relationships, explore deeper love, and find mutual understanding and support. There’s an abundance of rock star information posted in the group daily by our amazing members. We create a safe place to engage that’s fun and thrilling! Click here and request to join our free group!
2) World Domination Summit (WDS) Meetup; Portland, Oregon; Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1:30pm–3pm — Workshop: Jealousy Survival Guide. Jealousy can have an enormous impact on some people, so it is no surprise that people (especially those who practice consensual non-monogamy) think, talk, and write about it quite a bit. Using techniques from her book, “Jealousy Survival Guide”, Kitty Chambliss gives you inspiration and provides tools to gain and practice new skills. This is a comprehensive workshop and step-by-step template for recognizing feelings of jealousy and insecurity as they come up using effective tools for sorting through those emotions, and when, if, and how to bring up challenging or potentially emotionally charged conversations with loved ones. NOTE: You do NOT need to be a WDS attendee to come to this meetup that is being held at the locally famous McMenamins Ringlers Pub. Come join the fun, the adventure, and the celebration of community!
3) Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit (SFS), Alexandria, Virginia, August 15–18, 2019 — The Sexual Freedom Summit features human rights activists, sexuality educators and researchers, professionals from the legal and medical fields, authors, sexual freedom movement leaders and organizational partners all working toward the time when sexual freedom is fully recognized as a fundamental human right. This Summit is for EVERYONE interested in learning about the issues in the realm of sexual freedom, advancing their current knowledge and in gaining the tools to actually create the change we need to accomplish. I hope to see you there! ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be doing a live LWB podcast recording Thursday evening, August 15th around 7pm in Alexandria, VA with special guests Ruby Johnson and Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti. Stay tuned for more details!
See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)
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