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Working Session on architecting the information of Georgia House Bill 757[edit]

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6:04 pm Participati., me 3 [Time sensitive] WMF merch for your TPS request - Information Architecture Summit Inbox Hi thanks for offering to send the merchandise. I just submitted my order. I will add an update to my Apr 15 me Editathon at IA Summit? Greetings from the North, Who might I talk to about hosting a mini editathon during the Information May 21, 2015 Pharos [Wikimedia NYC] June 10: WikiWednesday Salon and Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting Hi Wiki Yorkers, You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening " nwhysel@gmail.com Editathon at IA Summit?

Nwhysel to wikimedia-us-ga-atl 12 days agoDetails Greetings from the North,

Who might I talk to about hosting a mini editathon during the Information Architecture Summit, May 5-8 in Atlanta? (iasummit.org). I am a member of the NYC Wikimedia group and have been accepted to host an editathon and introduction to Wikipedia editing activity as part of the conference game night, which is usually held on Saturday night. I would love to invite Wikipedia Atlanta members to participate as facilitators. I did an introduction to Wikipedia at this event last year in Minneapolis and was happy to get assistance from three local Wikipedians.

I am seeking assistance from and introduction to Atlanta-based Wiki Loves Pride editors. The Information Architecture Institute is hosting a working session on architecting the information of Georgia House Bill 757 the evening of May 7 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. This is a side activity concurrent with ASIS&T's Information Archiitevture Summit. The IA Institue typically colocates its Annual member meeting at the IA Summit and had considered boycotting the event to protest the bill. However on reflection they felt it would be more productive to host an open discussion of inclusiveness and diversity. An editathon might be a good complement. I had seen plans for a Wiki Loves Pride event in Atlanta in June so it could be a nice lead up to that activity: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Pride_2016/Atlanta

Please let me know if anyone is interested and I can forward additional details. Looking forward to my Atlanta visit!

Noreen Nwhysel (talk) 22:43, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Transgender discussion at Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Of potential interest to this project: At last month's inaugural Bay Area WikiSalon, I participated in a panel discussing transgender issues. Videos of the panel are available on Commons and YouTube (I provided closed captions for the latter). Funcrunch (talk) 13:59, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Now would be a great time to sign up and volunteer to document a pride event in your city as part of this year's Wiki Loves Pride campaign. This can be as simple as walking through a festival, parade, or satellite event and taking pictures to help illustrate local LGBT culture and history. I plan to take pictures in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, and hope others will join me. If you are feeling ambitious and want to organize a local edit-a-thon or other type of in-person meetup, by all means, feel free! All ideas and activities are welcome, and remote participation is also encouraged. There will be a running list of new LGBT-related articles created during the month of June, so please be sure to note articles you create or improve during the month, or create galleries of your photography work. Thanks for your consideration, and happy pride! -Another Believer (talk) 02:38, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

I went ahead and created simple pages for Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, sharing my plans to document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at upcoming pride parades and events. I also invited other editors to create and improve LGBT-related content, shared a category tree with existing Wikipedia articles, and stated my goals for the month of June. If you want to create a similar page for your city or region, feel free to copy and paste of these pages and edit/replace content as needed. -Another Believer (talk) 00:49, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
Update: Yesterday, I distributed more than 500 talk page messages to current and former participants of WikiProject LGBT studies at English Wikipedia, inviting them to participate in the ongoing Wiki Loves Pride campaign. Below is a copy of the invite:

You are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! -Another Believer (talk) 14:49, 31 May 2016 (UTC)


Feel free to use this text (in its entirety or as a template) to invite others to join the campaign, if you know someone who may be interested or want to distribute invitations at projects other than English Wikipedia. I hope user group supporters will take a little time this month to contribute to the campaign. If every supporter started just one new article, it would make a huge difference and the results page will look much fuller. Thanks for your consideration. -Another Believer (talk) 14:49, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Technical question[edit]

Does anyone know the cause of the "Template loop detected: Template:TNT:WM:LGBT" text on the main page? -Another Believer (talk) 02:39, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

I do not know, but the problem is in the header template at Wikimedia LGBT/Header. I expect that it is with these lines -
|style="font-size:90%;text-align: {{#switch:{{dir|{{{uselang|{{CURRENTCONTENTLANGUAGE}}}}}}}|rtl=right|ltr|#default=left}}"|
{{ {{TNTN|shortcut}}|[[WM:LGBT]]|dir={{dir|{{{uselang|{{CURRENTCONTENTLANGUAGE}}}}}}} }}
<div style="padding:0 .5em;color:#216498;font-size:170%;"><translate><!--T:5-->
I do not understand setup for translation, which is what this is. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:11, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
I wish the markup were not so complicated here. Updating these Meta pages is too intimidating, especially with the translations... @Varnent: Might you be able to identify the culprit? -Another Believer (talk) 14:43, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

WMF blog post: "Help expand Wikipedia’s coverage of LGBT communities during Wiki Loves Pride"[edit]

Prizes for LGBT+ themed Featured Pictures[edit]

Draft at: Grants:Project/Rapid/LGBT/Wiki_Loves_Pride_Featured_Picture_drive_2016

The grant request is now drafted above and the prizes will be on a first-past-the-post open through until the start of 2017. We need a couple of WM-LGBT+ volunteers with some experience with Featured Pictures (on Commons or Wikipedia) to help with the process and flesh out details. Please add your name to the meta page, or comment on the associated talk page. If you haven't been active with WM-LGBT+ in the past, this would be a good time to join in with the user group. Face-smile.svg

I doubt it will be much volunteer time, as we only have to agree that a nominated photograph has a clear LGBT+ related theme, not make any assessment about whether it should be a Featured Picture.

The request is draft, so any feedback or improvements to the text are welcome. -- (talk) 13:20, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

~100 LGBT articles campaign[edit]

There has been a long-discussed proposal in Wiki LGBT+ to have a set of about 100 LGBT articles presented as suggested articles to be included in all languages of Wikipedia.

I drafted the concept of making ~100 article lists at Wiki99. I moved the current draft of the LGBT list of this to Wiki99 LGBT+. If anyone has comments on either the campaign idea or the specific LGBT list, then please comment at either of those spaces.

I am glad that Wikimedia LGBT has spent so much time discussing this as a campaign idea. I think it really is a clever concept that originated in this project from many different contributors internationally. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:38, 29 June 2016 (UTC)