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Wikimedia LGBT+
A User Group to support the LGBT+ community
and represent LGBT+ content
across Wikimedia projects.

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<translate> Wikimedia LGBT+ is a Wikimedia user group, first announced at Wikimania in 2012. The Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group was approved by the Affiliations Committee in September 2014. The group promotes the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT+ communities. Wikimedia LGBT+ is a global, intersectional user group that welcomes people of all races, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. </translate>

== <translate> Mission</translate> ==


  1. Encourage LGBT+ cultural organizations to use Wikimedia projects and to adopt the values of free culture and open access.
  2. Promote Wikimedia projects as a tool for strengthening LGBT+ communities.
  3. Create and expand content of interest to LGBT+ communities on Wikimedia projects and to increase the overall quality of such content in all languages.


== <translate> Goals</translate> ==


  1. Improve the editing experience for all contributors by ensuring that LGBT+ related harassment is dealt with by simple policies in a prompt manner regardless of sexuality.
  2. Ensure that non-discrimination policies related to gender and sexuality are effective across all Wikimedia projects, and participate in discussions of discrimination of all types.
  3. Provide support networks for the LGBT+ community and allies, including welcoming IRC and OTRS support.
  4. Provide a sympathetic appeal mechanism when dispute resolution has failed and a contributor would prefer a self identified LGBT+ mediator or arbitrator to handle their case.
  5. Create a safer environment for LGBT+ readers of Wikimedia projects, with a special interest in improving the experiences of LGBT+ youth on Wikimedia projects.
  6. Build greater community among LGBT+ Wikimedians.
  7. Coordinate cross-wiki efforts among WikiProjects engaged in specific LGBT+ content development.


== <translate> Strategy</translate> ==

<translate> Wikimedia LGBT+ will fulfill its mission in the following ways:

  1. Provide training to organizations and individuals so that they can contribute content to Wikimedia projects.
  2. Create, collect, process, and present the sorts of metrics which describe usage statistics and quality of content of LGBT+ interest on Wikimedia projects.


<translate> While Wikimedia LGBT+ members will always be welcome to contribute content of LGBT+ interest themselves, the scope of the work which the project seeks to complete can only be engaged if many LGBT+ outreach programs all contribute their expertise to developing the content in their fields. The general practice ought to be that any educator of LGBT+ populations anywhere who is performing outreach in any field ought to share their information on Wikipedia if any of their target demographic uses the Internet as a source of information. When such an educator recognizes this, then that person ought to be able to contact Wikimedia LGBT+ and get appropriate training to enable them to share their information on Wikimedia platforms. </translate>

== <translate> Outcomes</translate> ==


  • Increased participation and visibility by LGBT+ communities at Wikimedia events - building towards even greater engagement at future Wikimanias.
  • Increased (open) participation by members of the LGBT communities on all Wikimedia projects.
  • Coordination of LGBT+ WikiProjects:
    • GLAM LGBT+ history and culture presentations.
    • Increased quality and depth of LGBT+ articles.
    • Representation of LGBT +monuments in Wiki Loves Monuments.
  • Guidelines on Outreach for recommending and improving policies across Wikimedia projects:
    • Chapter and WMF safe space policies to cover all events specifically ensuring any complaints of apparent LGBT+ related harassment are dealt with effectively and promptly.
    • Guidance for new LGBT+ editors (and those that edit LGBT+ topics) on how to stay safe and how to find help when things go wrong.
    • Simple guide to responding to LGBT+ related harassment or threats on all Wikimedia projects and IRC.
  • Access to LGBT+ specific help on-wiki, IRC and email (for example, access to LGBT+ identified OTRS volunteers via <tvar|lgbt-mail>lgbt(_AT_)</>).
  • Independent and expert assessment of the Wikimedia projects and the Wikimedia Foundation's effectiveness at handling homophobic harassment cases.
  • Commissioned surveys and statistical reporting on LGBT+ participation and perception of editing experience in order to support planned improvements.
  • Model for future minority population based thematic organizations.


== <translate> Activities</translate> ==

<translate> [[<tvar|activities>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/Activities</>|Activities]] associated with Wikimedia LGBT+:

  • Community building and outreach, with efforts focused at [[<tvar|lgbt-events>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/LGBT+ events</>|LGBT+ events]], [[<tvar|wmania>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/Wikimania</>|Wikimania]], and other [[<tvar|wm-events>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/Wikimedia events</>|Wikimedia events]].
  • Promoting [[<tvar|collaborations>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/Collaborations</>|collaborations]] with other [[<tvar|interwiki>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/Interwiki</>|Wikimedia projects]] and with external organizations, such as WikiProject LGBT studies (English Wikipedia), the LGBT Free Media Collective (Wikimedia Commons), and [[<tvar|wlp>Special:MyLanguage/Wiki Loves Pride</>|Wiki Loves Pride]].
  • Friendly space policies development, including a [[<tvar|wmf-req-homophobia>Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia LGBT+/Request for WMF board resolution on homophobia</>|request for Wikimedia Foundation board resolution on homophobia]].


<translate> Resolutions</translate>Edit

  • <translate> [[<tvar|res-2014-recognition>Affiliations Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group - Liaison approval, September 2014</>|Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group Recognition]] - September 2014</translate>
  • <translate> [[<tvar|res-2015-renewal>Affiliations Committee/Resolutions/Renewals from 2015 WMCon Eligibility Renewal Sprint</>|Renewals from 2015 WMCon Eligibility Renewal Sprint]] - December 2015</translate>

== <translate> Coverage</translate> ==

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Focus month(s)Edit

I am curious if holding Wiki Loves Pride in multiple months makes the most sense, or if we should just focus on June. Thoughts?

--Varnent (talk)(COI) 04:26, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Maybe outline when nations celebrate pride/LGBT history? Certainly June in the United States. As a "soft launch", you might consider focusing efforts on a few specific nations. Maybe start with a few in June, then see if you can build additional momentum with other nations in October, after seeing what was and was not successful in June? --Another Believer (talk) 22:13, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
I just returned from Mumbai Pride, which happens in February. Summers in India are dangerously hot so they do it during the best weather. I do not think it is entirely right to say that pride events are traditionally held at any given time a year; whatever this group does need not be connected to any country's own pride calendar. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:34, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I think it should be decided whether "WLP" would be more successful as one massive push, much like Wiki Loves Monuments or Wiki Loves Libraries, or if it can just focus on different countries/regions at various times of the year. --Another Believer (talk) 23:46, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
What about, as a sort of evolved form of the original concept, if Wikimedia LGBT focuses on one month, but then supports a WLP structure that Chapters, Thematic Orgs, WikiProjects can then use any time of the year. That allows chapters to do things in their country when it is most appropriate, and gives Wikimedia LGBT a specific time period it can focus its efforts on - again - even though it would be providing support to any WLP efforts all year-long. I'd need to rewrite that in a better explanation, but I hope you get where I'm going with that thought process. Is that a possible compromise including all the input? --Varnent (talk)(COI) 23:53, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014 at English WikipediaEdit

Getting the ball rolling with the following pages:

My understanding is that there are planned events for NYC and Seattle as well. I have setup appropriate categories and templates as well, to be used going forward. Any assistance with outreach and organizing events in your city would be much appreciated. --Another Believer (talk) 17:55, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Grants:IdeaLab/Wiki Loves Pride 2014Edit

See Grants:IdeaLab/Wiki Loves Pride 2014. Any comments, feedback, concerns appreciated. Thanks! --Another Believer (talk) 17:56, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


Any assistance with generating artwork and other visual content for Wiki Loves Pride would be helpful. Banners, wiki globes, ads, etc. Once created, we can have a Commons category, commons:Category:Wiki Loves Pride. --Another Believer (talk) 17:58, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


Not sure if there is a way to incorporate this page/link somehow: --Another Believer (talk) 18:25, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Participants pageEdit

Is the participants page meant to be general, or specific to the 2013 campaign (which was pretty much nonexistent)? In other words, should the 2013 references be updated to 2014, or removed altogether? --Another Believer (talk) 04:10, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Spanish translationEdit

Please see this comment regarding the inability to insert translations for two headings. The translator provided the translations, but was unable to include them in the page:

  • What can I do? - ¿Qué puedo hacer?
  • See also - Véase también

Help? --Another Believer (talk) 21:09, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

  Done --Varnent (talk)(COI) 02:57, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. --Another Believer (talk) 14:13, 20 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi. I support this cause but I'd like to offer a minor criticism here that might be getting overlooked. The name 'Wiki loves Pride', specifically 'Pride' mostly makes sense in context of American LGBT movement. It has been shortened from LGBT pride to now just pride in colloquial use. Outside the US, the message here is very likely to be lost - pride alone is too ambiguous and vague to carry the same connotations. At first reading, and without context, I thought this was alluding to one of the seven deadly sins, ostentation or even a group of lions. The dictionary does not list any inferable reference to the LGBT community when one looks up pride. I'm sure this might not be a problem in US, but if this project/campaign is copied in any other country, there is high likelihood of confusion, not to mention translating this in other languages would compound the problem several fold. I hope this helps. Regards. Theo10011 (talk) 13:18, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Theo10011 The US and Europe use the word "pride" to mean "LGBT issues". India uses it as well. Hong Kong uses it, as does Brazil. Australia users the word. I think that "pride" is the word claimed by LGBT people everywhere to mean "LGBT issues".
There is no doubt that America is disproportionately influential in LGBT activism. Even in Europe pride is celebrated on Christopher Street Day, which is an American concept.
Do you have any leads on other words which could potentially be used? With acceptance in all those places I listed, it seems to me that at least "pride" is a workable option. Are you suggesting that it ought to be "Wiki Loves LGBT Pride"? Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi Bluerasberry. I can see your point but I might dispute a couple of examples you provided - As an Indian, there was momentary confusion as to what pride was being celebrated here - it could be nationalistic, ethnic or any other form without some form of descriptor. Even the couple of examples you do provide, mention either Gay pride or LGBT pride in original sources. My thinking was directed towards translating this in a dozen or so languages - my concern was the literal translation for 'pride' might make things confusing in other languages. Anyway, I just wanted to bring it to someone's attention. Thanks. Theo10011 (talk) 14:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Page formatting helpEdit

I was trying to cross-link pages and saw this Meta Wiki Love Pride page has odd formatting in size and code that I cannot fix. Can anybody else do it? It may be an easy fix for a member of our community who knows a little more about coding than I do. FULBERT (talk) 10:32, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

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