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Status of monthly meetingsEdit

There has been no notice of, nor minutes shared, of WM LGBT+ meetings for June or July. Have these monthly meetings now ceased? Is there some other place on-wiki they are being shared? Thanks. Peltarion (talk) 04:53, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

@Peltarion: There were no meetings for those two months. The reason was because no one wanted to organize them, as the usual organizers were preparing for Wikimania. We will get the notes from yesterday's Wikimania presentation up soon.
If you want to organize a meeting then feel free - anyone can host one. You can advertise it yourself here and in the mailing list. Tell your friends the same.
I expect there will be another meeting either later this month or next month. Bluerasberry (talk) 12:55, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
@Peltarion are you able to organize a meeting? Sometimes soon. It would be good to enlarge and diversify people who commit to doing it. --Zblace (talk) 10:12, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
As I have not participated in a meeting yet, I do not think it appropriate for me to organise one. I am not familiar with the conduct of the meetings, who would attend, what the agenda should be etc. Further, privacy is a key concern of mine (as I know it is of others) and I’m not willing to disclose personal details (eg my personal Zoom account). I think it would be best if organisation meetings were arranged by the leaders/committee members of the User Group. Peltarion (talk) 03:13, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
@Peltarion: I cannot speak for others, but for myself, I am generally available to meet with anyone to talk Wiki LGBT+ stuff in Skype / Discord / wherever. I like talking on video and especially if someone has questions or wants transparency, I am willing to speak on recorded video.
I also wish that Wiki LGBT+ had administrative capacity to better present meetings. Sometimes we come up with it or sometimes not. I do not find that unusual. If I had to guess, I would say that the global Wikimedia Movement generates about 1 public meeting per US$200,000 consumed, and a typical meeting does not produce notes or even a record that it happened or invited anyone. Wiki LGBT+ hardly consumes financial resources and has had many more public meetings with notes, despite crazy harassment.
I totally get why you would not want to be seen in public because yes, the harassment on this group's participants is criminal, insane, and risky for career and family. Check below - if you want meetings I am just pushing forward a request for money from WMF to do more of them. Wikimedia LGBT+/conversation series proposal Right now there are no meetings because the Wikimedia Summit is happening and for me personally, I am exchanging gay notes with people who are there and people who are not there but making requests of people who are there.
It is not my intent to be private but everyone has needs and restrictions to balance. Bluerasberry (talk) 17:22, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

Delay of the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees electionEdit

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

I am reaching out to you today with an update about the timing of the voting for the Board of Trustees election.

As many of you are already aware, this year we are offering an Election Compass to help voters identify the alignment of candidates on some key topics. Several candidates requested an extension of the character limitation on their responses expanding on their positions, and the Elections Committee felt their reasoning was consistent with the goals of a fair and equitable election process.

To ensure that the longer statements can be translated in time for the election, the Elections Committee and Board Selection Task Force decided to delay the opening of the Board of Trustees election by one week - a time proposed as ideal by staff working to support the election.

Although it is not expected that everyone will want to use the Election Compass to inform their voting decision, the Elections Committee felt it was more appropriate to open the voting period with essential translations for community members across languages to use if they wish to make this important decision.

The voting will open on August 23 at 00:00 UTC and close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 10:52, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Movement Strategy ForumEdit

Hello everyone,

The Movement Strategy Forum (MS Forum) is a multilingual collaborative space for all conversations about Movement Strategy implementation.

We are inviting all Movement participants to collaborate on the MS Forum. The goal of the forum is to build community collaboration, using an inclusive multilingual platform.

The Movement Strategy is a collaborative effort to imagine and build the future of the Wikimedia Movement. Anyone can contribute to the Movement Strategy, from a comment to a full-time project.

Join this forum with your Wikimedia account, engage in conversations, and ask questions in your language.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team (MSG) launched the proposal for the MS Forum in May 2022. There was a 2-month community review period, which ended on 24 July 2022. The community review process included several questions that resulted in interesting conversations. You can read the Community Review Report.

We look forward to seeing you at the MS Forum!

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance team

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:24, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period is now openEdit

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Hi everyone,

The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:

If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. You may vote from August 23 at 00:00 UTC to September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page.

Best,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 15:06, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

Conversation series proposalEdit

Wikimedia LGBT+ plans to request funding from the Wikimedia Foundation to organize a conversation series on major recurring social issues which arise in LGBT+ Wikimedia projects. See the proposal at

Sign support if you like. Comments and questions are welcome on the talk page there. Bluerasberry (talk) 11:05, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of ConductEdit

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Hello everyone,

The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Revisions committee is requesting comments regarding the Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period will be open from 8 September 2022 until 8 October 2022.

The Committee collaborated to revise these draft guidelines based on input gathered from the community discussion period from May through July, as well as the community vote that concluded in March 2022. The revisions are focused on the following four areas:

  1. To identify the type, purpose, and applicability of the UCoC training;
  2. To simplify the language for more accessible translation and comprehension by non-experts;
  3. To explore the concept of affirmation, including its pros and cons;
  4. To review the balancing of the privacy of the accuser and the accused

The Committee requests comments and suggestions about these revisions by 8 October 2022. From there, the Revisions Committee anticipates further revising the guidelines based on community input.

Find the Revised Guidelines on Meta, and a comparison page in some languages.

Everyone may share comments in a number of places. Facilitators welcome comments in any language on the Revised Enforcement Guidelines talk page. Comments can also be shared on talk pages of translations, at local discussions, or during conversation hours. There are a series of conversation hours planned about the Revised Enforcement Guidelines; please see Meta for the times and details.

The facilitation team supporting this review period hopes to reach a large number of communities. If you do not see a conversation happening in your community, please organize a discussion. Facilitators can assist you in setting up the conversations. Discussions will be summarized and presented to the drafting committee every two weeks. The summaries will be published here. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:13, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Queering Wikipedia 2022 AnnouncementEdit

Wikimedia LGBT+ and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is holding a Queering Wikipedia 2022 Meeting for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies. The program will start with an informative, social and cultural activity on Friday 21st October at 18h UTC and working sessions on Saturday 22nd from 14h until 18h with an informal follow-up.

If you have been an active Wikimedian, contributing on LGBT+ topics, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please come help us build our network of LGBT+ Wikimedians, set goals and develop our organization.

We will be meeting online, but encourage you to join in person with fellow Wikimedians if easy and safe. Our working languages are English and Spanish.

Registration for this online event is free and is open until Friday 21st October at 21h UTC.

More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/QW2022

Thanks, from Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group via Massmessage

Bluerasberry (talk) 21:05, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

Invitation to attend “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” SessionsEdit

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Hello all,

During the 2022 Wikimedia Summit, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) presented the first outline of the Movement Charter, giving a glimpse on the direction of its future work, and the Charter itself. The MCDC then integrated the initial feedback collected during the Summit. Before proceeding with writing the Charter for the whole Movement, the MCDC wants to interact with community members and gather feedback on the drafts of the three sections: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement). The Movement Charter drafts will be available on the Meta page here on November 14, 2022. Community wide consultation period on MC will take place from November 20 to December 18, 2022. Learn more about it here.

With the goal of ensuring that people are well informed to fully participate in the conversations and are empowered to contribute their perspective on the Movement Charter, three “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter" sessions have been scheduled in different time zones. Everyone in the Wikimedia Movement is invited to attend these conversations. The aim is to learn about Movement Charter - its goal, purpose, why it matters, and how it impacts your community. MCDC members will attend these sessions to answer your questions and hear community feedback.

The “Ask Me Anything” sessions accommodate communities from different time zones. Only the presentation of the session is recorded and shared afterwards, no recording of conversations. Below is the list of planned events:

On the Meta page you will find more details; Zoom links will be shared 48 hours ahead of the call.

Call for Movement Charter Ambassadors

Individuals or groups from all communities who wish to help include and start conversations in their communities on the Movement Charter are encouraged to become Movement Charter Ambassadors (MC Ambassadors). MC Ambassadors will carry out their own activities and get financial support for enabling conversations in their own languages. Regional facilitators from the Movement Strategy and Governance team are available to support applicants with MC Ambassadors grantmaking. If you are interested please sign up here. Should you have specific questions, please reach out to the MSG team via email: strategy2030@wikimedia.org or on the MS forum.

We thank you for your time and participation.

On behalf of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 12:44, 7 November 2022 (UTC)

Sunday November 13 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Wikimedia Research Fund, 2023 Ombuds commission and Case Review Committee appointments process, feedback on consultation and community session of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, various Wikimania topics: (ideas/suggestions for Wikimania 2023, expressions of interest for Wikimania 2024 and beyond, expressions of interest to join Wikimania Steering Committee), and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 13, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and
UTC times are different from before, and also note that some areas may have recently experienced daylight savings time changes.).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:18, 9 November 2022 (UTC)

Join the Movement Charter Regional Conversation HoursEdit

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

As most of you are aware, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is currently collecting community feedback about three draft sections of the Movement Charter: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement).

How can you participate and share your feedback?

The MCDC is looking forward to receiving all types of feedback in different languages from the community members across the Movement and Affiliates. You can participate in the following ways:

  • Attend the community conversation hours with MCDC members. Details about the regional community conversation hours are published here
  • Fill out a survey (optional and anonymous)
  • Share your thoughts and feedback on the Meta talk page
  • Share your thoughts and feedback on the MS Forum:
  • Send an email to: movementcharter@wikimedia.org if you have other feedback to the MCDC.

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters and how it impacts your community, please watch the recording of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions which took place earlier in November 2022.

Thank you for your participation.

On behalf of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 16:14, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

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