meet your 2022 polyamorous pride flag selection committee below.
first, here's how the committee works.
the 2022 polyamory pride flag selection committee consists of seven non-monogamous people from around the world. each has been hand-picked based on nominations from polyamorous people like you.
they've volunteered their time and energy to this effort.
this is not design by committee.
although the committee will be evaluating, providing feedback, and selecting from a group of new polyamorous pride flag designs, they will not themselves be designing the flags.
each candidate will have been created by an individual designer, ensuring a cohesive and definitive image. committee members may provide critique and direction, but the designer themselves will be responsible for interpreting the committee's responses.
they will not unanimously agree.
the level of diversity and differing points of view represented on the committee will mean it's unlikely they'll reach a unanimous decision on which designs go to the public vote in november.
instead, they'll decide by simple majority, narrowing the candidate pool to six or fewer of the strongest, most exciting flag designs.
committee members know their stuff.
those on the committee each have years of experience living, learning, and experiencing non-monogamy and polyamory—from relationship anarchy to polyfidelity and everything in between. between them, they've spent decades educating themselves and others about consensual non-monogamy and alternative relationship orientations.
they will assess each design's connection to and representation of polyamory and non-monogamy with their personal and professional experiences in mind.
Ebony Hagans, aka Marjani Lane, is a 29-year-old, solo polyamorous, pansexual femme queer. A recent Navy Veteran, they live in Hawaii but are originally from North Carolina, USA.
In 2019, Ebony created Marjani Lane—both a person and a brand focused on the education of ethical non-monogamy & alternative lovestyles, emphasizing Black representation and voices. In their free time, they enjoy MMORPGs, anime, cooking, and creating educational, inclusive content.
They have been alternatively dating and living (polyamory, BDSM) for 10+ years.
Based in Bogotá, Colombia, Alba Centauri is a psychologist, sex educator and creator of @poliactivismo: a virtual space from which she offers information, group workshops and private, individual sessions to people exploring different forms of non-monogamous relationships.
She describes her relational style is aromantic relationship anarchy.
Evita “Lavitaloca” Sawyers is an ethical non-monogamy coach, speaker, and educator. She is the creator of “Today’s Polyamory Reminder” and is also the subject of the groundbreaking polyamorous documentary “Poly-Love”.
Evita provides guidance and support for individual non-monogamous journeys and helps couples (or more) talk through issues with an objective party. She specializes in navigating the transition from monogamy to non-monogamy, issues surrounding jealousy, and articulating the difficult emotions we experience and how to communicate those emotions in healthy ways to our partners.
Bangalore Polycules, a volunteer-run community support and advocacy group based in Bangalore, India will be represented on the 2022 polyamory flag selection committee by Basit Manham.
Basit helps normalize polyamory in India across various media, The Human Library, and public events held by Bangalore Polycules.
Jacques Treviño is an illustrator and graphic artist with extensive background on instructional design, helping world class companies to spread knowledge inwards and out.
Openly Polyamorous and Demisexual, he's a founding member of a prominent polyamorous community awareness and support group in Monterrey, Mexico, where people share and promote new relational models and practices, as well as a co-creator of support networks for people in abusive environments.
A 28-year-old genderqueer social worker, Lisa (aka Lisa von Riva) was born in Brazil and was raised and currently lives in Germany. They've been in polyamorous relationships (mostly V constellations) for 5 years and lead non monogamy classes for children and teens, showing them the diversity of love and relationships with a focus on intersectionality.
4 years ago, they founded a polyamorous group on various social media platforms called PolYoung for polyamorous people between the ages of 16-40. This queer, feminist safe space is a platform for exchange, advice, networking and education in relation to alternative relationship design now proudly connecting over 2,000 German members.
In their free time, they mainly play video games, enjoy cooking and love to spend time with their sweethearts and cats.
Gabe Gabriel is a South African transmasc nonbinary queer filmmaker living and working in Cape Town. In 2021, Gabe wrote and directed South Africa’s first gay romantic comedy (which featured a polyamorous supporting character), and in 2022, Gabe received funding from South Africa’s department of Sports, Arts, and Culture to develop a feature film centering an interracial quender-queer polyamorous couple dating during covid, called ‘Happoly Ever After’.
The film is co-developed alongside one of Gabe’s partners (Loren Loubser), with whom Gabe also appeared on South African national TV earlier this year to debunk myths around non-monogamy.
crystal byrd farmer
Crystal Byrd Farmer is an engineer turned educator from Gastonia, North Carolina. She is founder of Gastonia Freedom School, serves as a board member with the Foundation for Intentional Communities and the BIPOC Intentional Community Council, and is on the editorial review board for and contributes to Communities Magazine. Her book The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization was published in 2020. Crystal is passionate about encouraging people to change their perspectives on diversity, relationships, and the world.
who's eligible to sit on the committee?
in order to be considered for a committee appointment, candidates must:
by natural identity or active choice.
have a history of activism, advocacy,
or other labor
which centers on or advances the visibility, normalization, and/or rights of polyamorists and non-monogamists.
by their non-monogamous community and peers.
we're dedicated to ensuring the committee represents a wide range of diverse identities: