Privacy has been, and remains, the top priority of Wikimedia LGBT+ organizers and advisors. It is vital to the protection and safety of participants as not all members will be from nations that have LGBT friendly laws.
During Wikimania 2013, a number of people from nations where privacy is a serious concern were incredibly helpful in offering suggestions on a model the group can use to provide privacy to any participants in this group. Members will be able to select how much information they would like to share.
The suggested options being:
|Characteristics of members|
|member type||publicly uses Wikipedia name?||publicly uses real name?||privately shares Wikipedia name?||privately shares real name?|
|semi public 1||yes||no||n/a||yes|
|semi public 2||yes||no||n/a||no|
|semi private 1||no||no||yes||yes|
|semi private 2||no||no||yes||no|