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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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Hello. I am a contributor to Azwiki, in the last year of my activity I have created dozens of articles on LGBT and feminist topics. As the collection of articles on these topics in Azwiki is a very sensitive area, not every user makes such edits. But although I am not from the LGBT community myself, I am an activist for women's rights and I am tolerant of the LGBT community, I can be considered an activist for their rights. Because I had many friends from that community and my beloved university friend who is no longer alive. Maybe I continued his mission on Wikipedia, I don't know. As you can see, I am speaking in the past tense, because I have already been blocked indefinitely, I would say illegally, on Azwiki. My right to complain has been taken away from me, and the leader of all this is -Sura Shukurlu (talk), the admin of Azviki. This admin completely takes over Azviki and does whatever she wants. I understand that since this is a local community, it is not right for other communities to interfere. But at the same time, Wikipedia should not allow an administrator to do whatever she wants in the community. This person made up all the arguments to stop me. After my request to restore the article in Azwiki, she opened a "not so here" topic in Azwiki, suggesting that all language sections of that article be deleted, she repeatedly insulted me in all wikis by calling me a liar, but I warned her not to call a liar, but she ignored it and "turned the battlefield ” created by herself, and even though I have created 128 articles on Azwiki in a year, it is illegal for her to tell me that you are not in favor of expanding Wikipedia. Although this is the only account I currently have on Wikipedia, I am also being accused of having a fake account. I don't know on what basis the admin who announced this result in Checkuser came to this conclusion, but this is a separate topic. But she still to harass me because I don't agree with the check user decision and am in favor of rechecking. Also, during the proposal to remove the article, it seems that users with the same goals came in and supported the removal of all language sections parallel to it. Long story short, as a hardworking user of Azwiki, I do not deserve this kind of evil, slander and blocking, so I am complaining to that admin to be punished for these illegalities. Many times in the debates, she slandered me and voiced opinions that I allegedly turned the LGBT community against her, and because of this, she turned the local community against me. She accused me of falsifying information, even though she herself is a forger. Please take a measure of all these illegalities. Futurolog21 (talk) 06:26, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Futurolog21: I translated your talk page and the admin in question mentions you socking (and CU-confirmed?). Could you elaborate more on this? --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 07:00, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, dear community. This user is trying to portray me as a "executioner" and herself as a "victim" just because I nominated the article she created for deletion. I have never deleted an article of any LGBT person or related topic before. You can check my contributions. The whole community knows how neutral my activity is. I nominated the article for deletion because I didn't consider it notable, and now this user is trying to portray me as biased and slandering me to avoid having their article deleted. The user created this article in 16 languages, and I don't understand why she is attacking me so fiercely over it. I can prove why the user was blocked on azwiki and which lies she has told. The user also used a sockpuppet account confirmed through CheckUser After the confirmation, even another admin from azwiki requested information on the User Agent, because Futurolog21 had an argument with herself (with her confirmed puppet account, pretending to be different people)" and he was curious if the conversation was fabricated or not. Even second time it was confirmed again that the sockpuppet account belonged to the same user. Despite this, the user refuses to accept these facts and claims that I have connections with the steward who verified this. Again, I have never deleted any LGBT-related articles and never shown bias toward this community. All these claims are inflated and fabricated by the user for her own interests. I am ready to answer any question. Sura Shukurlu (talk) 07:28, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, Futurolog21's arguments don't seem very compelling with the CU bit. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 09:22, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I ask the whole community, authorized users to repeat this check in checkuser between my page and this page. There may be a technical fault. Let everyone pay attention to my request. If it was my sock account, would I be so persistent asking for a re-verification? Of course not. I am 100% confident in myself, my user tools and my ip area. It is impossible to have a second account here. This is very strange. But this strangeness should not be a reason to block a user who has contributed so much. I have not had any malicious activity on Azwiki. But the admin always looked for an excuse to block me because she considered the contributions on the mentioned topics to be harmful. That's why she created reasons such as "this is not the case here" and "battlefield" herself, and then slandered me for the creation of these reasons. You can see the proof of these arguments again on my discussion page,last discussions, as well as on the page where I applied for the restoration of my created article, as well as on the pages where these discussions are held in other languages by this admin who suggested the deletion of that article. for example. This is not the first article of mine to suggest that it be removed by this admin. The article I wrote about Mirnaib Hasanoglu, a well-known photographer of Azerbaijan, was suggested to be deleted because she did not understand the expression "Our "rainbow" colored life" in the article. As well as about minorities, including LGBT people and their problems in South Caucasus ChaiKhana Media - winner of the "Free Media Awards" founded by the ZEIT-Stiftung and the winner of the "Best Visual Work" category in the "Equality for Media 2023" media competition organized by "Women for a Common Future" (WECF) The fact that she suggested the removal of the article is proof of what I said. Even this admin insulted me that I had a connection with that media. However, that media doesn't even know about my existence. I wrote an article about that media just because they pay attention to the problems of LGBT people and investigate the generally unspoken problems of the South Caucasus. Futurolog21 (talk) 05:37, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]