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Queering Wikipedia 2022 Announcement[edit]

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Wikimedia LGBT+ and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is holding a Queering Wikipedia 2022 Meeting for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies. The program will start with an informative, social and cultural activity on Friday 21st October at 18h UTC and working sessions on Saturday 22nd from 14h until 18h with an informal follow-up.

If you have been an active Wikimedian, contributing on LGBT+ topics, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please come help us build our network of LGBT+ Wikimedians, set goals and develop our organization.

We will be meeting online, but encourage you to join in person with fellow Wikimedians if easy and safe. Our working languages are English and Spanish.

Registration for this online event is free and is open until Friday 21st October at 21h UTC.

More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta

Thanks, from Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group via Massmessage

Bluerasberry (talk) 21:05, 17 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to attend “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” Sessions[edit]

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Hello all,

During the 2022 Wikimedia Summit, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) presented the first outline of the Movement Charter, giving a glimpse on the direction of its future work, and the Charter itself. The MCDC then integrated the initial feedback collected during the Summit. Before proceeding with writing the Charter for the whole Movement, the MCDC wants to interact with community members and gather feedback on the drafts of the three sections: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement). The Movement Charter drafts will be available on the Meta page here on November 14, 2022. Community wide consultation period on MC will take place from November 20 to December 18, 2022. Learn more about it here.

With the goal of ensuring that people are well informed to fully participate in the conversations and are empowered to contribute their perspective on the Movement Charter, three “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter" sessions have been scheduled in different time zones. Everyone in the Wikimedia Movement is invited to attend these conversations. The aim is to learn about Movement Charter - its goal, purpose, why it matters, and how it impacts your community. MCDC members will attend these sessions to answer your questions and hear community feedback.

The “Ask Me Anything” sessions accommodate communities from different time zones. Only the presentation of the session is recorded and shared afterwards, no recording of conversations. Below is the list of planned events:

On the Meta page you will find more details; Zoom links will be shared 48 hours ahead of the call.

Call for Movement Charter Ambassadors

Individuals or groups from all communities who wish to help include and start conversations in their communities on the Movement Charter are encouraged to become Movement Charter Ambassadors (MC Ambassadors). MC Ambassadors will carry out their own activities and get financial support for enabling conversations in their own languages. Regional facilitators from the Movement Strategy and Governance team are available to support applicants with MC Ambassadors grantmaking. If you are interested please sign up here. Should you have specific questions, please reach out to the MSG team via email: or on the MS forum.

We thank you for your time and participation.

On behalf of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 12:44, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sunday November 13 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Wikimedia Research Fund, 2023 Ombuds commission and Case Review Committee appointments process, feedback on consultation and community session of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, various Wikimania topics: (ideas/suggestions for Wikimania 2023, expressions of interest for Wikimania 2024 and beyond, expressions of interest to join Wikimania Steering Committee), and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 13, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and
UTC times are different from before, and also note that some areas may have recently experienced daylight savings time changes.).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:18, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Join the Movement Charter Regional Conversation Hours[edit]

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Hi all,

As most of you are aware, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is currently collecting community feedback about three draft sections of the Movement Charter: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement).

How can you participate and share your feedback?

The MCDC is looking forward to receiving all types of feedback in different languages from the community members across the Movement and Affiliates. You can participate in the following ways:

  • Attend the community conversation hours with MCDC members. Details about the regional community conversation hours are published here
  • Fill out a survey (optional and anonymous)
  • Share your thoughts and feedback on the Meta talk page
  • Share your thoughts and feedback on the MS Forum:
  • Send an email to: if you have other feedback to the MCDC.

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters and how it impacts your community, please watch the recording of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions which took place earlier in November 2022.

Thank you for your participation.

On behalf of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 16:14, 22 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ChatGPT advice on annual plan[edit]

From en:ChatGPT

write an annual plan for administering Wikimedia LGBT+ as an organization which develops Wikipedia and Wikidata while also supporting the LGBT community. Include allocations for a budget of US$200,000

Annual Plan for the Administration of Wikimedia LGBT+

  1. Increase awareness and understanding of Wikimedia LGBT+ within the LGBT+ community and the general public through outreach and engagement initiatives, including online and offline events, workshops, and presentations.
  2. Develop and maintain partnerships with LGBT+ organizations, cultural institutions, and other relevant stakeholders in order to promote the goals and values of Wikimedia LGBT+ and to support the growth of Wikipedia and Wikidata content related to LGBT+ topics.
  3. Create and support new and existing Wikipedia and Wikidata articles and other content that accurately and respectfully represents LGBT+ topics and experiences, with a focus on underrepresented and marginalized perspectives.
  4. Provide training, support, and mentorship to LGBT+ Wikimedians and other volunteers who are interested in contributing to Wikipedia and Wikidata, with a focus on building a diverse and inclusive community of editors.
  5. Monitor and address issues of harassment, bias, and discrimination within the Wikimedia LGBT+ community and on Wikipedia and Wikidata related to LGBT+ topics, and work to promote a safe and welcoming environment for all.
  6. Organize and host an annual Wikimedia LGBT+ conference or symposium in order to bring together Wikimedians, LGBT+ organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss and advance the work of Wikimedia LGBT+ and the growth of LGBT+ content on Wikipedia and Wikidata.
  7. Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Wikimedia LGBT+ activities and initiatives, and adapt the annual plan based on feedback, best practices, and changing priorities.

Budget Allocation:

  1. Outreach and engagement initiatives: $50,000
  2. Partnerships and collaborations: $30,000
  3. Wikipedia and Wikidata content development: $50,000
  4. Training and support for Wikimedians: $20,000
  5. Monitoring and addressing issues of harassment and discrimination: $15,000
  6. Annual Wikimedia LGBT+ conference or symposium: $20,000
  7. Evaluation and adaptation of annual plan: $15,000

Total: $200,000

Bluerasberry (talk) 18:57, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Upcoming vote on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[edit]

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Hello all,

In mid-January 2023, the Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which resulted in a majority of voters supporting the Enforcement Guidelines. During the vote, participants helped highlight important community concerns. The Board’s Community Affairs Committee requested that these areas of concern be reviewed.

The volunteer-led Revisions Committee worked hard reviewing community input and making changes. They updated areas of concern, such as training and affirmation requirements, privacy and transparency in the process, and readability and translatability of the document itself.

The revised Enforcement Guidelines can be viewed here, and a comparison of changes can be found here.

How to vote?

Beginning January 17, 2023, voting will be open. This page on Meta-wiki outlines information on how to vote using SecurePoll.

Who can vote?

The eligibility requirements for this vote are the same as for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees elections. See the voter information page for more details about voter eligibility. If you are an eligible voter, you can use your Wikimedia account to access the voting server.

What happens after the vote?

Votes will be scrutinized by an independent group of volunteers, and the results will be published on Wikimedia-l, the Movement Strategy Forum, Diff and on Meta-wiki. Voters will again be able to vote and share concerns they have about the guidelines. The Board of Trustees will look at the levels of support and concerns raised as they look at how the Enforcement Guidelines should be ratified or developed further.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team, --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 11:41, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global police community on manual of style about transgender subject[edit]


I was thinking that it may be a good idea to have a manual of style about gender identity for all wiki and to implement it throught meta to make it global, to overtake the transphobia of local wikipedia and other wikiproject (see for exemple the transphobic opposition and the cyberharcelement against WPCSTRANS and the survey on french wikipedia) . We can start from the english manual of style.

What do you think of it?

Regards Scriptance (talk) 19:26, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Voting now open on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[edit]

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Hello all,

The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will be open for two weeks and will close at 23:59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page on Meta-wiki for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.

For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LGBT and Wikipedia[edit]

Over at English Wikipedia, I've thrown en:LGBT and Wikipedia into the main space to see what happens (seems to me there should be an entry about the intersection of LGBT + Wikipedia). I've disclosed having a general COI on the talk page. I invite editors to help expand and improve.

Thanks! -Another Believer (talk) 19:06, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, are any editors interested in translating en:Wiki Loves Pride into other languages? -Another Believer (talk) 15:10, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]