Wikimedia LGBT+/Governance/2023-07-06

This online video conference is focused on the tasks of the LGBT+ User Group governance, and is intended as an opportunity for organizers to discuss shared opportunities, challenges, and issues.

  • Date: 6 July, 2023
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm UTC+0 (9:00-10:30am PT/12:00-1:30pm ET)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • GCal: GCal link
  • Location: Zoom link: Meeting ID: 96639266948. The meeting will have an entry lobby, please reach out on the Telegram group if you are left waiting.

The Wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct will be followed for this meeting.




  • Announcements and housekeeping
    • Upcoming User Group mtg: Wikimedia LGBT/2023-07-12
      • At UG mtg, Dorothy is going to start with a group thinking activity called "Kaleidoscope conversations", where someone starts by asking a question that relates to the work we do in our community, then we go around and each person asks a question based on the previous person's question. There are no answers, only a set of questions generated (10mins).
    • Shall we set recurrent monthly Governance meeting + User Group meeting times? IE 1st Thursday, 3rd Wednesday, etc.
    • Other announcements?
  • Safe space cases
    • Transphobia on wikimedia-l, an update
  • Governance
  • Annual grant draft work was delayed when Dorothy had to step back for personal reasons, will still get done. Timeline: July 15th, 1st draft to Governance team, iterative after that.
    • Suggested program costs, operational costs
      • Proposal to put program costs for a podcast in the annual grant
      • Proposal to put funds for counseling for leadership and community members in the annual grant

If time permits

  • Wikimania
    • Who of us is attending in Singapore?
    • Do we want to arrange one or more fringe events? Virtual, in-person, hybrid, when?
  • Queering Wikipedia
  • Communication committee
    • Dorothy still needs to advertise about this in mailing list and Telegram group and create a channel and potentially a separate meeting about this.
    • Access rights, moderation and interaction, status checks, issues
    • Social media strategy: Twitter, Facebook, Mastodon, Instagram
    • Discuss practical steps to building a more multilingual comms strategy
      • Language priorities
    • Project management tools - Google workspace, <> Google emails