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Wikimedia LGBT+

#TheySaid Wikiquote campaign[edit]

Similar to the #SheSaid campaign, #TheySaid will aim to increase representation of LGBTQ+ people across all Wikiquote wikis.

The name of the campaign is tentative, and subject to change by consensus.

I hope I could do something I hope we could do something to create a momentum of creation of articles and entries of LGBTQ+ people on all wikis; emphasis on "we". I haven't been able to find people willing to do teamwork for inclusivity, but I hope I can do now.

I have found 2 sources of quotes by LGBTQ+ people:

I'm keenly looking forward to do teamwork, to make this campaign is success. Any discussion and suggestions are welcome. —CrafterNova [ TALK ]  [ CONT ] 03:04, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@CrafterNova: If you have a program like this to share then an outlet for advertising it is on the agenda of the monthly user group meetings, such as Wikimedia LGBT/2024-01-24.
As a practical matter, Wikimedia LGBT+ documents these campaigns, but like most other Wikimedia movement affiliates, we do not have a pool of volunteer editors seeking to join this or any campaign. If you are looking for collaborators, then the usual paths to success are either posting to an existing WikiProject or doing outreach to a non-wiki organization that has volunteers whom you can train to edit Wikipedia.
Volunteers, volunteer recruiters, and volunteer trainers are in short supply. Wikimedia LGBT+ can support you or anyone else in doing outreach if that interests you. Bluerasberry (talk) 16:05, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Joining Wikimedia LGBT+ - state of membership[edit]

@CrafterNova: You asked about joining Wikimedia LGBT+. Let me review with you the current state of things.

The first and only exclusive membership benefit which this group has offered was the right to vote in the recent Wikimedia LGBT+ 2023 board election. That election is over. The group is not offering other exclusive benefits right now, so you are welcome to join any activities. Formal membership is not open right now because we do not have capacity to manage it due to safety and security concerns.

To participate here is what I can offer:

  • Join any of the monthly group video meetings if you like. The next one is this week as described at Wikimedia LGBT/2024-01-24
  • Subscribe to either or both the email mailing list or the Telegram app chat feed as described at Wikimedia LGBT+/Communications
  • Post here to the Wikimedia LGBT+ talk page

If you have questions about this, ask here, at a live meeting, in telegram, by private email to me or anyone else on the group's governance committee, or if needed by public email to the group. Asking in that order of preference is best for most questions. Thanks for your interest. Bluerasberry (talk) 15:58, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Where can we find a list of the current Governance Committee members along with their email addresses? Peltarion (talk) 01:42, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Peltarion: Wikimedia_LGBT+/Governance/en#Current_membership
Two board members were recently elected also as noted at Wikimedia LGBT+/Governance/2023-12-27. The group is in a transitional phase determining how to formalize a board, the governance committee, and other administration. Bluerasberry (talk) 16:10, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

2023 Wikimedia LGBT+ Annual Report Published[edit]

The Wikimedia LGBT+ Governance team has published the 2023 Wikimedia LGBT+ Annual Report at: Wikimedia LGBT+/2023. The best place for comments or questions is on the Talk page of the report. Hexatekin (talk) 03:04, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback invited on proposed requirements for affiliates & user groups recognition changes[edit]

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Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,

Following up on the development of Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy, we would like to invite you to give feedback on requirements for affiliates & user groups recognition changes. You can find the details of the proposed changes in this message from Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees liaisons to the Affiliations Committee, as well as the ways to give your feedback.

We have also reached out to your contact persons via the emails provided.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 14:40, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Introducing Let's Connect! to Wikimedia LGBT+[edit]

Dear Wikimedia LGBT+,

We hope this message finds you well and that you are in good spirits. We are the Let’s Connect working group - a team of movement contributors/organizers who are liaison representatives of 7/8 regions. We are connecting with you to see if Wikimedia LGBT+ is interested in and/or know about the peer-to-peer program, Let’s Connect!

The program creates an open and safe learning space for any Wikimedian who is part of an organized group to share and learn different skills (organizational/interpersonal / grant related / learning & evaluation ...) with other peers to add value and contribute collectively to the community. The purpose is to further develop skills, share knowledge and promote human connections and mutual support between different groups and communities, in alignment with the Movement Strategy.

Every month, we host 2-3 live 2-hour learning clinics with interesting topics selected by our team and our interested sharers. Our live learning sessions have up to 4 interpreters translating the clinic for our participants. Our main languages are Spanish | Arabic | French | Portuguese. If there is a specific language you would like to see in the calls, we are happy to see how we can accommodate it.

Let’s Connect is directed at Wikimedians in all regions that are part of organized groups (this can range from a group of individuals that are not formally organized user groups, chapters and mission-aligned organizations). Please see our Meta page for more criteria. To participate as a sharer, you can register in this initial registration form where you can register your learning and sharing interests and state if you want to share your knowledge through Learning Clinics.

Below, you will find our team of 8 who are excited to meet with you if you are interested. Please email our team at if you have any questions :) We look forward to hearing from you.


Bukola James

The Let’s Connect Working Group Bukky658 (talk) 06:19, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The full draft of the Wikimedia Movement Charter will soon be shared[edit]

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Hi there,

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is happy to announce that the full draft of the Movement Charter will be published on April 2nd, 2024. This will kick off the community engagement period from April 2nd to April 22nd.

The Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia Movement, including to lay out a new Global Council for movement governance.

Everyone in the Wikimedia Movement is invited to share opinions on the full version of the Charter draft – this is the last chance to offer feedback before the Charter draft is updated for the ratification vote in June 2024.

How to share your feedback?

Read the Committee's latest updates for more information.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 13:58, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The full Movement Charter draft awaits your review on Meta[edit]

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Hi everyone,

The full draft of the Movement Charter has been published on Meta for your review.

Why should you care?

The Charter is important as it will be an essential document for the implementation of the 2030 strategy recommendations. Participating in the Charter discussions means that you ensure that your voice is heard and your interests are represented in shaping the future of the Movement.

Community Engagement – April 2nd to April 30th, 2024

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) cordially invites everyone in the Wikimedia movement to share feedback on the full draft of the Movement Charter.

Let your voice be heard by sharing your feedback it in any language on the Movement Charter talk pages, attend a community drop-in session, or email

Please read the Committee's latest updates for more information.

Thank you.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 13:07, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Affiliations Committee News (January-March 2024)[edit]

Group photo of the 2023 EduWiki Conference in Belgrade, organized by Wikipedia & Education User Group

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Quarterly newsletter sharing news and events about the work of Wikimedia's Affiliations Committee.