Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/General Support Fund/Sustaining Wikimedia LGBT+

Sustaining Wikimedia LGBT+
start date2024-06-012024-06-01T00:00:00Z
end date2025-05-312025-05-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)131000 USD
amount recommended (local currency)131000 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionNA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group

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Applicant information

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Wikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Sustaining Wikimedia LGBT+
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
  • Our annual plan is integrated into this grant application. The resources we’ve requested will enable us to further develop a robust annual plan, with a focus on program monitoring and evaluation.
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
International (more than one country across continents or regions)
The Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group has a cross-regional scope, and represents a disbursed, international membership. Our members reside in the WMF designated regions: North America; Latin America & The Caribbean; Northern & Western Europe; East, Middle East & North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia; Southeast Asia, & Pacific; and South Asia.
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)



Wikimedia LGBT+ is a Wikimedia Movement Affiliate and international, multilingual community. The Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group became a Wikimedia Affiliate in 2014, and was an early model for minority population-based thematic organizations. Wikimedia LGBT+ organizers have been centrally involved in campaigns and initiatives to increase diversity in the Wikimedia movement for 10+ years. Wikimedia LGBT+ members have organized a range of projects, from improving Wikipedia articles, Commons, and Wikidata, to participating in Wikimedia policy discussions. The User Group maintains communication channels (Telegram groups, mailing lists, etc.) and organizes a monthly community meeting to engage in content discussions, develop projects, and support and celebrate LGBT+ Wikimedians. Wikimedia LGBT+ has organized numerous conferences, events, and campaigns. Core organizers developed Wiki Loves Pride in 2014, a campaign of photography events, edit-a-thons, and other content improvement projects. Wikimedia LGBT+ has organized Queering Wikipedia events in 2021, 2022, and 2023, with ~200 participants attending QW2022, and ~400 participants attending QW2023. We have also facilitated LGBT+-focused GLAM initiatives (edit-a-thons, mass uploads to Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata/metadata projects, etc.), and promoted participation in LGBT+ focused Wiki Loves Monuments projects, Wiki Loves Libraries, WikiProject LGBT studies, WikiProject Medicine, and WikiProject AIDS across multiple languages.

Programs, Approaches, & Strategies


We are seeking funding for operational support necessary to sustain and grow our organization’s capacity to improve Wikimedia project coverage of LGBT+ topics across languages, and promote diversity in Wikimedia by organizing spaces of support and cross-cultural conversation for LGBT+ Wikimedia contributors and allies. Our main strategies are: 1) building our administrative capacity, 2) developing safe space support for LGBT+ Wikimedians, 3) organizing program monitoring and reporting 4) seeking external funding 5) language accessibility and translation and 6) Wiki Loves Pride

1. Building our administrative capacity


Wikimedia LGBT+ has identified a need to sustain our organization by setting up formal staff positions to design and oversee administrative workflows and membership communications. In order to establish the sustainability of our organization, we plan to focus on building our administrative capacity through hiring qualified individuals, training leadership for success, creating workflows, and establishing accountability measures. Creating a management structure for our existing and future programs, and effectively compensating administrators will help us meet the demands of our members to serve as a central hub for international dialogues about LGBT+ topics and Wikimedia platforms and to gather data to understand our impact. Focusing on strategically building governance structures, policies and procedures, and workflows is necessary to ensure our organizers have the resources they need to lead programs, work with membership to engage in needfinding, program development, reporting and evaluation, and long-term vision planning. This proposal will fund contractors for translations, graphic design/report publishing, membership functions, and technical support. We will draw from our existing network of previous contractors and community members to fill these temporary positions. The work of the contractors will provide impact to our programs, and enable us to document our work in accessible formats for funders and public audiences. The Executive Director will work with the Board to monitor staff progress. The Membership Coordinator will oversee membership registration and elections. Administrative changes will be formalized by the Board, and will involve soliciting feedback from our membership about strategic planning and the design of our governance structures. We aim to produce documentation that could be adapted for other affiliates also working to strengthen governance and share this documentation with affiliates in community channels.

2. Developing safe space support for LGBT+ wikimedians


Building our capacity to offer response and support for safe space complaints to protect the safety of our membership is another element of our strategy and work to uphold the Wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct. Our intention is that establishing minimal safety measures for our Wikimedia LGBT+ community can increase volunteer participation in community citizenship and governance. Providing safety measures for safe space complaints will help our community accomplish other strategic priorities with less fear of danger and more confidence in safety support in the likely case of threats. In order to respond to the safe space requests we receive, we require administrative support resources to engage in long-term planning, including workflow design. A new intervention we would like to try is permanently staffing minimal safe space support so that we can begin collecting records to understand the problem. We aim to prepare a risk database for organization risks and conduct risk assessments of safe space support protocols as we design them. Our limited resources put limitations on our organization’s ability to assess the needs of our membership as participation scales. Our Executive Director will lead the team in the design of a harm reduction plan, involving conducting a needs assessment, building our safe space workflows, and creating community resources.

We currently hold regular meetings with WMF Human Rights to share feedback and develop strategy to keep LGBT+ Wikimedians safe, and provide feedback on WMF activity such as advising on the Wikimedia Foundation Universal Code of Conduct and inclusion, safety and risk assessment at Wikimanias. We also maintain contacts with other WMF teams including Trust and Safety/Community Resilience & Sustainability. Increasing our administrative capacity will allow us to move away from relying on volunteers to handle this vital work, and increase the quality and sustainability of our work by adequately compensating administrative work that goes beyond what volunteers should be asked to do. With increased support, we additionally plan to develop accessible and privacy-centered ways to survey our community of LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies and gather feedback about the issues they might be facing to help inform movement strategy and agenda-setting.

We are building towards the design of conflict management and prevention initiatives to serve our members, focusing on action and education that will prevent future harm. We will continue to provide volunteer and community-building support to LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies through the existing monthly User Group meetings and additional skillshares and workshops for volunteers and community organizers. Staffing User Group meetings with facilitators and translators will allow us to gather community ideas for organizational improvement and program strategy.

3. Organizing program monitoring and reporting


Organizing basic annual reporting is the next strategic priority. Our organization needs good annual reporting because reports are foundational for seeking external funding from non-Wikimedia Foundation sponsors. Those sponsors would provide programmatic funding to LGBT+ programs in the Wikimedia platform, if only we could demonstrate impact. We know among ourselves that the Wikimedia platform is the world's most requested, published, accessed, and consulted source of information for LGBT+ topics. We can encourage sponsors that funding Wikipedia is the best way to advance their goals for promoting diversity, but to do that, we need to design a way to present our community programs and generate impact metrics. This is particularly difficult for LGBT+ content for reasons including safety concerns among our contributors; the unusually broad scope of content which we need to track including programs, events, Wikipedia articles, photos, datasets, and policy discussions; the need to do multilingual user contribution tracking; and the extraordinary politicization and need for community consensus which is customary to address when anyone speaks for LGBT+ communities. Although Wikimedia LGBT+ already has a large Wikimedia community, with robust content development and audience engagement, we need to measure and report this with care and in anticipation that whatever we say will be examined and researched in the long-term, and beyond the normal scrutiny that other Wikimedia programs have received. Improving programs monitoring and evaluation will also better position us to share what’s worked with other affiliates and community groups.

4. Seeking external funding


Another strategic priority of Wikimedia LGBT+ is seeking external (non-Wikimedia Foundation) funding. Opportunities for applying for funding include calls for proposals which specifically target LGBT+ organizations and other proposals which are not LGBT+ specific, but which promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by favoring proposals which incorporate LGBT+ sub-programs. Wikimedia LGBT+ will survey the funding environment, design reusable arguments which this organization or anyone else can use to seek those funds, and then apply for this funding for programs and operational support. With the requested WMF support, we will develop administration, documentation, and annual reports that will help Wikimedia LGBT+ successfully apply for and receive external financial support. We further hope to share knowledge about funding opportunities and strategies with our colleagues around the world, including with Wikiproyecto LGBT+, as well as individual members who want to do LGBT+-related Wikimedia projects, such as hosting Wiki Loves Pride events or developing research or tools relevant to our community, such as conflict transformation and resolution protocols. Our work to secure external funding might also be of interest to other affiliates, who we can share knowledge with by documenting our progress and presenting at community meetings. Our hope is that by using Wikimedia Foundation sponsorship to develop our administrative base, we can gain even more support for our work from other sources.

5. Language accessibility and translation


Language accessibility and translation are core strategic approaches to deepen our capacity to draw together diverse communities to build deeper cross-cultural understandings of the nuances of editing about LGBT+ topics on Wikimedia Platforms and being LGBT+ in the Wikimedia movement. We have fostered discussions among our membership at User Group meetings and Queering Wikipedia about best practices for decentering Western languages and cultural norms as default categories for global conversations and aim to create additional learning opportunities to discuss the tensions between decolonial frameworks and human rights frameworks in our LGBT+ focused programs. We have also worked with translators to provide access to our events and conferences, as well as captioning translation for public video documentation. For our open positions, we intend to recruit qualified individuals with a preference for bilingual and multilingual professionals already familiar with working within Wikimedia communities. We have an existing network of translator consultants we have worked with for past programming. We will also be consulting with Spanish translators for User Group meetings and workshops to provide access to community members. Translators will also help produce accessible reports and documentation for funders and public education.

6. Wiki Loves Pride


Wiki Loves Pride is an annual campaign to improve LGBT+ content across Wikimedia projects and advance equity and diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Wiki Loves Pride activities primarily take place between June and October, the months when communities around the world traditionally celebrate Pride. Infrastructure for Wiki Loves Pride was created in 2013. The year 2024 marks 10 years of Wiki Loves Pride, with the first global campaign events in 2014 and every subsequent year since. Wiki Loves Pride is part of a tradition of successful content campaigns created by Wikimedia community members. Wikimedia LGBT+ has had experience and success with supervising campaigns which invite anyone to create a node event, while offering a central hub for node support.

The Wiki Loves Pride campaign was created to recognize the value of contributing LGBT+ resources to Wikimedia and the work of LGBT+ Wikimedians in combating systemic bias, but organizers face the challenges of limited administrative resources among our community for facilitating impactful international, multilingual projects and events and documenting the work. We are seeking funding to tackle this limitation by supporting program coordinators who can organize Wiki Loves Pride events to celebrate LGBT+ culture and history, and promote free knowledge. If implemented, Wiki Loves Pride organizers will have much-needed resources for their time engaging in valuable global diversity work to improve key gaps in the encyclopedia.

By creating Program Coordinator positions in English and Spanish that will work together to help facilitate distributed, Node events and oversee collaboration across languages, we can compensate them for the administrative work that goes beyond what ordinary volunteers can reasonably be expected to accomplish. Wiki Loves Pride organizers will be able to document the outcomes of this campaign to ensure lasting impact (see en:Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/2024, English and Spanish Coordinators will be working in close collaboration and will be supervised by the Wikimedia LGBT+ governance team. In addition, by incentivising participation across languages with prizes, we can build upon the monthly achievements of the Spanish-language Wikiproyecto LGBT+ across the 2 main languages of the User Group. (Link to Wikiproyecto 2023 report: File:Wikimedia LGBT en español 2023.pdf,

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education No
Culture, heritage or GLAM No
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups, Fomenting female leadership within the movement (either staff, members or boards), Sensitize and educate for gender perspective among Wikimedia projects stewards and editors
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Art+Feminism, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)



This proposal has been reviewed and approved by the Wikimedia LGBT+ Board of Trustees.

Proposal managers


Lane Rasberry (User:Bluerasberry) is Wikimedian-in-Residence at the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. His interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, and Wikimedia projects.

Owen Blacker (User:OwenBlacker) is a technologist working with the public sector, based in the UK. He has over 20 years’ experience of non-profit governance in the civic tech and digital rights spaces. His interests include Queer history, especially the cultural history of the Early AIDS Crisis, Queer popular culture, science fiction, human rights and labour rights, languages and language rights. He is owned by 2 cats.

Freddy Veloz (User:Freddy eduardo) is a software engineer, with over eight years of experience in software development. He received a Fulbright scholarship and got his Master's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Computer Security at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Freddy has been a Wikipedia editor since 2008. He is a Board member of Wikimedia LGBT+, member of Wikimedistas de Ecuador and a sysop in the Spanish Wikisource. His interests include Latin American literature and LGBT+ history from the global south.

Miguel Alan Cordova Silva (User:MiguelAlanCS) is a Wikipedian who has been editing Wikipedia in Spanish since 2007. It was at the end of 2017 that he began an intense editorial activity that has led to more than 130,000 registered edits, many of them in maintenance tasks as a vandalism preventer. He also has the permission to check new items. Miguel has more than 1,500 published articles, including unpublished creations and translations in Wikipedia. He has also collaborated on other projects, such as Wikimedia Commons, with over 20,000 files uploaded, including his own photos, audio, and videos, and 38,000 edits on Wikidata. Currently, Miguel focuses on additions that seek to expand the relevant knowledge of the realities of gender diversity and reduce several gaps, such as gender or cultural gaps. In 2018 he joined Wikiproyecto: LGBT, a project that he progressively helped to grow into a solid editorial community.

Vacant positions

  • Executive Director (part-time) – Organizing and fostering partnerships, fundraising, program direction, monitoring, and evaluation, soliciting feedback from the Board, hiring and staff management, strategic planning, reporting
  • Membership Coordinator (part-time) – Communicating with members, maintaining contact lists, screening membership applications, conducting needfinding, overseeing elections
  • Wiki Loves Pride coordinators (part-time) – Develop campaign infrastructure and strategic plan, communicate with nodes, oversee documentation and program reporting

We plan to develop a network of additional consultants to work with on an as-needed basis.

  • Translators – Translation of live events and meetings, member communication, and public documentation and reports, with a focus on Spanish and additional languages based on needfinding
  • Graphic designer / report publisher – Assembling organizational resources, templates and communication materials
  • Technical support – Overseeing data collection to understand about our impact, providing tools and cybersecurity recommendations
12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

Partners are important to the success of our organization, and have supported our past projects, such as Queering Wikipedia 2021, 2022 and 2023. Wikimedia LGBT+ has a 10-year history of fostering relationships with organizations, including Wikimedia community organizations such as Les sans pagEs, Art+Feminism, and Whose Knowledge?, and cultural partnerships with GLAMs and other institutions such as The Smithsonian National Museum of American History and New York Public Library. We also aim to expand partnerships with health organizations that share our mission to improve online health information relevant to LGBT+ communities. We have partnered with allied organizations to develop awareness of the impact of contributing to Wikimedia projects for issues including sexual and reproductive health, transgender health issues, and mental health needs around harassment and anti-LGBT+ discrimination, in addition to human rights, fighting disinformation, celebrating arts and culture, and education. Our focus on cross-cultural collaboration is key to the success of our partnerships, and WMF funding to support translation will help us strengthen our capacity to communicate and form relationships with global partners. A significant partnership we are working to expand is collaboration between the English Wikimedia LGBT+ hub and Wikiproyecto:LGBT, a highly active group of Wikimedians organizing content development and other initiatives across the Spanish-speaking world (

We have also dedicated valuable volunteer efforts to meet with teams at the Wikimedia Foundation, including WMF Human Rights Team and Trust and Safety (and Community Resilience and Sustainability more widely) to share mission-relevant feedback and advising. We have been regularly meeting with the Human Rights team since fall 2024, to discuss strategies to keep LGBT+ Wikimedians safe, and provide service recommendations. Our Board members have also helped shape WMF policy, serving as advisors on the most recent drafting of the Wikimedia Foundation Universal Code of Conduct. Further, have facilitated opportunities for WMF Board members and staff including WMF Research to dialogue with the Wikimedia LGBT+ community at Queering Wikipedia events.

Support from the WMF will be essential in the development of collaboration with additional partners and subject-matter experts. Potential partners and funders have expressed willingness to deepen their relationship with Wikimedia projects if we can provide them with metrics about the impact of LGBT+ content on Wikimedia platforms and demonstrate tools to gather metrics about impact on Wikimedia projects. With devoted funding, we can create materials to present tools and opportunities for Wikimedia engagement to organizations with different areas of expertise and different regional audiences. Having an Executive Director and Membership Coordinator will help us establish consistency and develop strategy to make partnerships possible. We will continue to seek partners for new and upcoming projects on an ongoing basis.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt



Wikimedia Metrics

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 250 Number of all participants: Existing and new participants involved in activities funded by the grant. It can include people that participate in events, training, campaigns, etc. It includes people that edit, as well as those that participate in other ways.
Number of all editors N/A We inform lots of editors about LGBTQ+ topics that need assistance on Wikimedia projects on Telegram and other on and off-Wiki platforms and channels. We don’t currently track how active those editors are across projects. We are interested in support to develop metrics of campaigns, including Wiki Loves Pride and regional programs. We intend to focus on metrics to improve future outcomes.
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers N/A While we want to increase the number of organizers involved in User Group activities, this is not a key focus of the User Group.
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 800 1000
Wikimedia Commons 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
Number of registered Members of Wikimedia LGBT+ Based on membership registration data. 125
Number of countries represented for Members who have self-declared Based on membership registration data. 10
Number of LGBT+ Wikimedia events Including User Group meetings, workshops, and conferences. 20
Number of attendees at LGBT+ Wikimedia events Including User Group meetings, workshops, and conferences. 500
Estimate of pageviews to LGBT+ articles on Wikipedia Across all language Wikipedias. 50000000


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
131000 USD
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

  • 2 staff contractors (Executive Director + Membership Coordinator)
  • 3-5 short-term contractors will be hired on an episodic basis, so we cannot provide the length of their terms at this time.
19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

  • 0.75 to 1.0 FTE (Executive Director + Membership Coordinator)
  • Some additional contractors will be hired on an episodic basis, so we cannot provide an FTE equivalent for them at this time.
19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contractor costs 83000 USD
Operational costs 15000 USD
Programmatic costs 10000 USD
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information

22. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

Additional information about Wiki Loves Pride


The target participants of Wiki Loves Pride are LGBT+ Wikimedians, as well as anyone who wants to improve Wikimedia project coverage of gender and LGBT+ related topics and promote diversity. Participants may include editors from any Wikimedia project, and edits may involve improving Wikipedia articles, uploading images related to LGBT+ culture and history to Wikimedia Commons, or adding Wikidata items, for example.

A key aspect of Wiki Loves Pride is event organizing. We aim to encourage people to organize node events internationally, and across cultures and languages. Participants may include other Wikimedia Affiliates and Wikimedia projects, as well as non-Wikimedia affiliated host organizations that want to host Wiki Loves Pride events. Project Coordinators will create event resources, including organizing materials, on-Wiki documentation, and graphic design to support campaign node events. A survey will be created for event organizers to follow up with the results of Wiki Loves Pride events, focusing on areas for future improvement.

We are also planning on engaging contributors by holding a Wiki Loves Pride Wikipedia editing contest in the tradition of existing editing contests supervised by Wikimedia Affiliates and community groups. The main goal of the editing contest is improving the quality of the existing articles and creating new Wikipedia articles on LGBT+ topics. For the contest, the interested users will have to sign up their participation and contribute within the specified period. At the end of the contest, a jury of experienced Wikimedia LGBT+ and Wikiproyecto LGBT+ volunteers, will review the contributions of all participants and select the best three participants who will get rewarded.

Wiki Loves Pride has been promoted and discussed in the active communication channels Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group maintains to engage in content discussions, develop projects, and support and celebrate LGBT+ Wikimedians. We plan to post about Wiki Loves Pride on User Group channels in multiple languages to circulate the word to potential event organizers, offer campaign support, and encourage participants.

We also will reach out to organizers of other Affiliates that share similar goals to combat systemic bias on Wikimedia projects, and encourage those Affiliates to repost our messages. Community meetings in English and Spanish and organized by Wikimedia LGBT+ volunteers, (See Wikimedia LGBT+/Calendar, We will put the Wiki Loves Pride 2024 campaign on the agenda of upcoming monthly User Group meetings to support to LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies and encourage creative event planning. Additional meetings and skillshares will be scheduled to coordinate between organizers.

Wikimedia LGBT+ leadership initiated monthly meetings with WMF Human Rights to share feedback and develop strategy to keep LGBT+ Wikimedians safe, and provide feedback on WMF activity such as advising on implementing the Wikimedia Foundation Universal Code of Conduct on the ground. We will continue to seek the guidance of WMF Human Rights to navigate risk and safety concerns that may arise during the course of this project. We also have regular meetings with Trust & Safety to discuss issues as they arise.

Over 100+ Wiki Loves Pride events have been organized since the campaign started in 2014, and the project has been discussed and presented in public forums by Wikimedia LGBT+ organizers over the past decade, including Wikimania, WikiConference North America, etc. (see en:Category:Wiki Loves Pride, This campaign has previously generated interest from the press. Program Coordinators will work with project advisors to respond to press inquiries that may arise and document the results in project reporting. The focus of any interactions with the press will be promoting the work done by campaign participants and shining a light on the contributions of Wikimedians to share information and promote free knowledge.

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.