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Wikimedia LGBT+/2022

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Global discussion[edit]

Members of the User Group participated in the following discussions:

  • This letter initiated group conversations about greater collaboration with other groups and affiliates working with underrepresented editors and on underrepresented content areas. There are 77 signatures on the letter as of April 5, 2023.
  • Discussions about governance and the future directions of the User Group

Programs and Events[edit]

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages that has been operating annually since 2014. In 2022, Wikimedia LGBT+ invited Wikipedia users to participate by improving Wikipedia's coverage of LGBT-related content


Events and activities

Various Wikimedia community organizations hosted LGBT+ themed events. While organizations do their own events, in Wikimedia projects people often are members of multiple projects at once, such as their regional Wikimedia chapter and also Wikimedia LGBT+. Examples of LGBT+ events which included the participation of WMLGBT+ membership and promotion using WMLGBT+ communication channels include the following:

Queering Wikipedia[edit]

Queering Wikipedia 2022 was an LGBT+ themed community organized conference. QW22 featured 2 days of events, October 21-22, 2022. The first day focused on “Networking, social and cultural programme.” The second day focused on “Membership and decision-making.” There were an estimated 300 persons in attendance, with 70 persons initially expected. The events were held in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation, and translation of documentation.



October 21, 2022 Presentations from the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, plus partners and individuals who have contributed in past activities and have plans to share for 2023.

October 22, 2022 Goal-setting and identifying issues and priorities. Agreeing on decision-making processes. Improving the leadership structure and how to appoint or elect representatives. Planning for the coming 12 months, Queering Wikipedia 2023, and evaluation and learning points.


Monthly User Group meetings[edit]

Our organization hosts a monthly video chat. This meeting is open to anyone and advertised on the Meta-wiki page for the organization.

Organizational improvement[edit]

  • Held discussions about the future of the User Group and processes of administrative support
  • Held organizational consensus-seeking conversations at QW2022
  • Significant development of Wikimedia LGBT+'s internal harassment response process
  • Ongoing participation in the Wikimedia Foundation's Universal Code of Conduct development process
  • Hired and provided mentorship to an Outreachy intern
  • Maintained mailing list, provided facilitation to multiple Telegram groups for the User Group, and created a Mastodon page.


Wikimedia-related academic papers published by members of the User Group include:

  • Rasberry, Lane, Sheri Tibbs, William Hoos, Amy Westermann, Jeffrey Keefer, Steven J. Baskauf, Clifford B. Anderson, Philip D. Walker, Cherrie Kwok, and Daniel Mietchen (1 April 2022). WikiProject clinical trials for wikidata. medRxiv (2022): 2022-04. doi: 10.1101/2022.04.01.22273328
  • Rasberry, Lane, & Daniel Mietchen (15 September 2022). Scholia for Software. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 8, e94771. doi: 10.3897/rio.8.e94771
  • Wexelbaum, Rachel, A Practical Guide to LGBTQ+ Studies, in Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-disciplinary Approach.(2022) Eds. Amory, D. P., Massey, S. G., Miller, J., & Brown, A. P. State University of New York Press. ISBN 978143849169
  • Turki, Houcemeddine, Lane Rasberry, Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb, Daniel Mietchen, Mohamed Ben Aouicha, Anastassios Pouris, and Yamen Bousrih. FHIR RDF-Why the world needs structured electronic health records. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 136 (1 December 2022): 104253. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2022.104253

Grants and reports[edit]

Previous reports[edit]