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Wikimedia Summit 2024[edit]

(Este mensaje se encuentra en español después del mensaje original / Cette message est en français dessous)

English: The Wikimedia Summit is an (almost) annual event organised for Affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation to come together to discuss the future of the Wikimedia Movement.

The Wikimedia Summit 2024 in Berlin will focus on how the Movement is governed: how and at what level we make decisions about money, technology, strategy, and affiliates, and how that is written in the Movement Charter.

As an affiliate in good standing, the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group is able to nominate a representative to attend in-person. I would like to be that representative and the Governance team have agreed to put me forward.

Nominations close on Tuesday 15 August and we would like to give people a little time to comment or ask questions. You can do that here, on the email list or on Telegram.

Español: La Cumbre Wikimedia es un evento (casi) anual organizado para que los Afiliados y la Fundación Wikimedia se reúnan para discutir el futuro del Movimiento Wikimedia.

La Cumbre de Wikimedia 2024 en Berlín se centrará en cómo se gobierna el Movimiento: cómo y a qué nivel tomamos decisiones sobre dinero, tecnología, estrategia y afiliados, y cómo está escrito en la Carta del Movimiento.

Como afiliado en orden, el Grupo de usuarios LGBT+ de Wikimedia puede nominar a un representante para que asista en persona. Me gustaría ser ese representante y el equipo de Gobernanza acordó presentarme.

Las nominaciones cierran el martes 15 de agosto y nos gustaría dar a todes un poco de tiempo para comentar o hacer preguntas. Se puede hacer acá, en email o en Telegram.
Français : Le Sommet Wikimédia est un événement (presque) annuel organisé pour les Affiliés et la Fondation Wikimédia afin de se réunir pour discuter de l’avenir du Mouvement Wikimédia.

Le Sommet Wikimedia 2024 à Berlin se concentrera sur la manière dont le Mouvement est gouverné : comment et à quel niveau nous prenons des décisions concernant l’argent, la technologie, la stratégie et les affiliés, et comment cela est écrit dans la Charte du Mouvement.

En tant que nous sommes un Affilié en conformité avec la Fondation, le groupe d’utilisateurs Wikimedia LGBT+ est en mesure de nommer un représentant pour assister en personne. Je voudrais être ce représentant et l’équipe de Gouvernance a accepté de me proposer.

Les nominations se terminent ce mardi le 15 août et nous aimerions donner aux gens un peu de temps pour commenter ou poser des questions. On peut le faire ici, à la liste de diffusion ou à Télégram.

OwenBlacker (Talk; he/him) 09:08, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"LGBT and Wikipedia" at English Wikipedia[edit]

Feedback on en:LGBT and Wikipedia is welcome on the article's talk page. Thanks! -Another Believer (talk) 19:37, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Be a part of our Fanzine les sans pagEs in 2023[edit]

Dear @OwenBlacker

We are preparing our new printed Fanzine with an idea that we want to share with you right now: dedicate our next poster issue in the Fanzine to you and the work you are doing to reduce the gender gap!

How? We will position all your interventions on a world map. It will be visually stimulating to see how projects dedicated to reducing the gender biases and gaps are conquering the Planet! We think it has not yet been done. Do you like the idea?

Concretely we are asking you to send a small punchy text resuming your activities and an illustration. We are counting on you and wish you all the best.

les sans pagEs

To participate:

• Download your images on commons here (2 Mo minimum to have a high quality impression, it can be a drawing or a photo. For example 3 024 × 4 032 pixels)

• Send us your text to with the following mail subject Fanzine 2023) (800 characters spaces included)

• Deadline: September, 30th 2023. We are really looking forward for your inputs before September 30!

Contact : Copy to @Nattes a chat, Laugriville (talk) 09:20, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Membership form[edit]

Hello everyone, will the membership form be public? When will it be released? Egezort (talk) 18:05, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Egezort: The form is public today! See Wikimedia LGBT+/Membership. Ask here with questions or email as directed from that page. Bluerasberry (talk) 18:45, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call for Highlight Videos for WikiWomenCamp 2023[edit]

Dear Community Members,

As we gear up for the upcoming WikiWomenCamp in India, we are excited to announce a unique opportunity to share your incredible work and its impact with the global community.

What We're Looking For: We invite you to submit short (3-5 minute) videos highlighting your projects, initiatives, or efforts that have made a significant difference in addressing gender gaps. We know that many of you are doing remarkable work in various corners of the world, and we want to shine a spotlight on your achievements.

Why Short Videos: Our camp sessions are extensive, covering a wide range of topics and discussions. In the interest of time and with a commitment to showcasing the amazing initiatives across our movement, we believe that short videos are an effective way to capture and share the essence of your work.

How Your Videos Will Be Used: The selected videos will be featured on our social media channels and played during breaks at the camp. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your work to a broader audience and inspire others to get involved or collaborate with you.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Videos should be 3-5 minutes in length.
  2. Please focus on the impact of your work, highlighting how it contributes to addressing gender gap.
  3. Be creative and engage in your presentation.
  4. Ensure video quality is clear and audible.
  5. Narration (optional): If possible, include a brief voiceover or text captions to provide context and explanation.
  6. Language: While English is preferred for wider accessibility, videos in other languages are also welcome. Kindly ensure that non-English videos are accompanied by English subtitles or captions.

Submission Deadline:

To be considered for inclusion in our camp programming, please submit your videos by Thursday, 28th September 2023. Late submissions may still be featured later on our social media channels.

How to Submit:

To avoid any issues with file sizes, we recommend using a file transfer service like WeTransfer or Google Drive while sharing your videos with us at In your email, include a brief description of your project, affiliate name / your name or username, and contact information.

We believe that your stories and experiences are powerful tools for change. By sharing them with our community, you contribute to a collective effort to bridge the gender gap and empower women and girls worldwide.

Thank you for being a part of the camp initiatives, and we look forward to receiving your inspiring videos.

Warm regards,
WikiWomenCamp 2023 COT

Maffeth.opiana (talk) 09:57, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Introducing the Wikimedia photo library and a workshop invite[edit]

Dear Wikimedia affiliates communications leads,

We are so excited to share a new resource with you: The Wikimedia Photo Library. In it you will find high quality images that help to tell the story of free knowledge. We hope that this library will help you in the important work you do as a communication lead. Alongside this library, we’ve also updated guidelines on how to effectively use imagery to tell brand stories.

Curious to learn more about these resources?

We will be holding a short workshop for 45 minutes on Tuesday 3 October 2023, at 16:00 UTC (add event to your calendar) and again on Thursday 5 October at 7:00 UTC (add event to your calendar) to accommodate different time zones. During these workshops, we will walk you through some examples of images that align with the Movement Brand Guidelines, some basics of quality photography and answer any questions you may have about this topic.

The need for a Wikimedia Photo Library

Our research showed that there are lots of photos available from Wikimedia events, usually featuring people using computers. There were very few images showing mobile editing or reading, and even fewer showing people using the projects in their everyday lives.

These images are the first steps in creating a photo library that is representative of the whole movement. We have added images that are aligned with the Movement Brand Guidelines in this category on Wikimedia Commons. Photography is a powerful tool to create cohesion in Wikimedia communication. Our hope is that all of you will help to build this resource out with images from your region.

By continuing to add to this category, we will be helping one another tell more impactful stories of the free knowledge movement – learn how on the Brand portal on Meta-wiki.

Thank you so much and please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you at one of the workshops!


Samir and the Brand Studio team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:53, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Follow up on the last message about the photography workshop[edit]

Hi everyone,

This is a reminder about our photography sessions happening this week. Also, some people reached out with concerns about not being able to open the links to meetings in the previous message. Please find a direct link to the Google Meet sessions here:

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions. If you have any questions please reach out to . --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:21, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Queering Wikipedia reports submitted[edit]

The best way to get information about the conference is at QW2023/Schedule, but there are also some slides at QW2022. For anyone interested in the admin report that we just submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation, see

The situation with these was that Wikimedia LGBT+ requested a grant for a 2022 conference. The situation changed, and we only used about 20% of the intended budget in 2022. We used the rest of the money in 2023 to make a full conference.

As the conference encouraged community networking and self-organizing, one impact of the conference was giving credit to anyone who presented and encouraging/ supporting more people to organize their own activities. The major administrative consequences of these events are

If anyone has questions then please ask. Bluerasberry (talk) 23:04, 9 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Peltarion: You asked like a year ago for the 2022 report. Such as it is, the link is just published here. Bluerasberry (talk) 23:04, 9 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bluerasberry thank you for letting me know. Actually, I wasn’t seeking the report about the meeting, I was seeking documentation of it, specifically details of ‘Goal-setting and identifying issues and priorities. Agreeing on decision-making processes. Improving the leadership structure and how to appoint or elect representatives’. Perhaps events have now moved forward such that that documentation may now be moot. Still, I think for openness’ sake it should be made available on-wiki. Peltarion (talk) 03:24, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Peltarion: I do not think we are publishing more from old Queering Wikipedia conferences just because the info has become stale and questions could be asked and answered freshly at the present. For new requests, the above-linked "Wikimedia LGBT+ meetings" category does demonstrate that we are having more meetings and publishing notes for all of them. I am sitting on unpublished notes for the last two meetings, and will get those up.
If anyone wants an answer to a question then either they can ask in person at one of those meetings, or they can post the question to the agenda of any upcoming meeting page and then I expect we can get an answer in the notes.
I continue to confirm that Wiki LGBT+ communication is not up to the ideal, but also, we also are trying to use meetings as a communication channel to regularly take, discuss, and address questions, requests, and recommendations.
For identifying goals, issues and priorities, probably organizing a survey to stage the Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Conversation series - LGBT+ is the most developed proposal we have. For agreeing on decision-making processes, the establishment of membership voting and a board is the next step toward this. It is not as if we see elected leadership as the best way for decision-making, but it does enable practical quick answers, and the Wikimedia Movement currently demands it, and legal registration to establish eligibility for outside funding also requires it. I and others would also like to experiment with other ways to increase community input in goal-setting and strategy making. I encourage you to post fresh questions or requests if you have any. Bluerasberry (talk) 20:23, 20 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to join Wikimedia LGBT+[edit]

Wikimedia LGBT+

Wikimedia LGBT+ is the Wikimedia movement affiliate where LGBT+ people and editors organize to advocate for LGBT+ interests.

In November 2023 the organization will host its first board election for trustees. This is part of a process to formalize the activities of the organization. I am writing now to

  1. invite interested people to apply for membership
  2. encourage volunteers to nominate themselves for candidates in the Wikimedia LGBT+ 2023 election
  3. call for any bureaucratically-minded Wikimedia LGBT+ members to join in the election process and the election committee
  4. make the standing offer to discuss Wikimedia LGBT+ with others at the monthly online meetup, the next of which is Wikimedia LGBT/2023-10-19
  5. request feedback on Wikimedia LGBT+'s request for US$100,000 from the Wikimedia Foundation, Sustaining Wikimedia LGBT+

As has always been the case with LGBT+ people, if you do not represent yourself, then somebody else will speak for you and your interests. If you do not see yourself represented in this group, then you are welcome to represent yourself. The Wikimedia Foundation namedrops the LGBT+ community in much of their outreach and branding. This group may be able to offer members a special opportunity to respond to high-level calls for comment on what LGBT+ people think and feel.

If anyone has questions then ask here or through any of the above links. Thanks Bluerasberry (talk) 20:15, 16 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee[edit]

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

If you are aware of participants in your affiliate who may be interested in these roles, please share this message with them.

On behalf of the Committee Support team, Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:22, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy: Summary and Report[edit]

Dear Wikimedia affiliate,

Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board announced they started the process with creating an Affiliates Strategy in collaboration with the Affiliations Committee, the affiliates, and the broader communities with the intention to develop a strategy that will help guide the Foundation’s immediate work in supporting affiliates for the next few years, with a primary focus on the recognition process, as a direct responsibility of the Board.

Over several months, the Wikimedia Foundation Board engaged with an outside consultant to drive a review process of what work the Foundation was doing to support affiliates. The end goal was to have several recommended actions.

You can read more about the findings and the recommendations on this Meta-Wiki page.


MPossoupe_(WMF)21:28, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

#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[reply]