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Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across several Wikimedia projects. The activities of Wiki Loves Pride are focused on June and October, traditionally the months when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities around the world celebrate LGBT culture and history. We invite you to participate in a series of edit-a-thons, to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LGBT-related content. This will be held during the first fortnight of July 2014 leading up to offline events on Saturday, July 19, 2014. We are late this year and hope to make this happen in June next year :) The event aims at creating new articles, expanding the existing stubs and translating English articles to various Indic languages. Everyone is welcome to join the event as enthusiasts, editors, translators, bloggers or event managers. LGBT community members from Indian are particularly encouraged to participate.

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  3. --ParulThakur (talk) 14:12, 20 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I will be in the US during the event, and mostly travelling. I'll still try to pitch in and do some editing if I can find some time in between. --Netha Hussain (talk) 10:21, 21 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
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  1. I'll be at the the NYC Wiki Loves Pride event but just want to express my support. It might be fun to do a Skype call during your edit-a-thon with Wiki LGBT Wikipedians around the world - let us know if you are interested. OR drohowa (talk) 15:18, 18 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Like Dorothy, I am unable to attend, but I want to express my support and will try to help by making a few edits online. I am particularly interested in the "LGBT culture in [X city]" articles. Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Pride! --Another Believer (talk) 15:34, 18 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
It would also be a good idea to include Wikivoyage under this edit-a-thon, where participants write sections about "LGBT culture in [X city]" in the Wikivoyage entry for the city X. --Netha Hussain (talk) 10:25, 21 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
There is a project at Wikivoyage called LGBT Expedition. This would be your best bet for collaborating or recruiting participation. I posted a comment about WLP on the talk page, which received no response, but you are welcome to try as well! --Another Believer (talk) 16:15, 21 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Next step[edit]

Choose an article below and edit. You could even translate or create articles in an Indian Language


Regions and Culture

Indigenous Gender/Sexual Identities

Culture and Belief



Social Groups

Indian LGBT-related films

Indian LGBT-related writing - fiction

  • A Suitable Boy
  • The Dead Camel
  • Pink Sheep
  • Boyfriend
  • Out! Stories from the New Queer India

Indian LGBT-related writing - non-fiction

  • Because I Have a Voice
  • Law Like Love
  • Queer - Despised Sexuality
  • Less Than Gay

Indian LGBT-related courses

  • Sexuality and Rights Institute, Offered by CREA

Indian LGBT archives

  • Orinam


Biography Articles

Law and Government

Services for Indian LGBTs

  • LGBT friendly counselling centres
  • LGBT friendly doctors
  • LGBT friendly HIV testing


You can go to your own language Wikipedia and create/edit LGBT related articles. Please note in your language Wikipedia the title and content of the article should be in your language. Below is a list of all the Indic languages.

More suggested articles are listed in this page.

There is also an initiative Rainbow Terms and Identities (RT&I) project to crowdsource translations of LGBT terms, definitions and sub-culture specific information pertaining to India and other South Asian countries and cultures. Currently, a Tamil page exists for this project.

Off-line Events[edit]

Currently two offline events are planned in Bangalore and Delhi and every one is invited to attend these events. See below for more details against each event. If you and your friends are interested and would like to host an offline event in any other location on July 19, CIS-A2K could offer limited support with event expenses, swag, etc. You can put up a request here.

Event Discussion Page[edit]

Hi here is the WLP Event Discussion Page, which you can access remotely and ask questions and add your opinions and suggestions during the event.


Event Schedule

11.00 to 11.10 am: "Why Wiki Loves Pride, India Edit-a-thon?" - Welcome talk by T. Vishnu Vardhan, CIS-A2K
11.10 to 11.30 am: "What's Queer About Knowledge?" - Talk by Danish Sheikh, Alternative Law Forum
11.30 to 12.00 pm: Film Screening (Film TBD)
12.00 to 12.45 pm: Editing LGBT Pages on Wikipedia - Experience sharing by editors
12.45 to 01.30 pm: Lunch. (It is on us!)
1.30 to 04.30 pm: Edit-a-thon (Come with your laptops and power cords.)
04.30 to 05.00 pm: Pride video-con (We will use Google hangout to say hi to the Delhi and Chennai group)

Venue/Host: The Centre for Internet and Society. location on map
Event curators: Danish Sheikh, Nitin & Vishnu

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New Delhi[edit]

There will be a day long edit-a-thon. Bring your friends and laptops. In addition to this there will be panel discussions on set themes. More details on the event will be confirmed soon.
Venue/Host: Breakthrough
Event coordinators: Shobha SV, Nitika Tandon

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  2. en:Chennai International Queer Film Festival
  3. en:Naz Foundation (India) Trust
  4. en:AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan
  5. en:Good As You
  6. en:Ruth Vanita
  7. en:Bangalore Queer Film Festival
  8. en:LGBT culture in Bangalore
  9. en:LGBTIQ culture in Hyderabad
  10. en:Delhi Queer Pride Parade
  11. en:Kothi (gender)
  12. en:Alternative Law Forum
  13. en:National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India
  14. en:Transgender rights in Tamil Nadu
  15. en:Wendell Rodricks
  16. en:Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
  17. en:Naz Foundation v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi
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  19. en:My Brother…Nikhil

Media Coverage[edit]

  1. Wikipedia edit-a-thons to add content on LGBTs, The Hindu
  2. Wikipedia does its bit for sexual minorities, The New Indian Express