Wikimedia LGBT+/Governance/2023-10-13

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This online video conference is focused on the tasks of governance and the LGBT+ User Group. The meeting is intended as an opportunity for core organizers to discuss shared opportunities, challenges, and ideas.

  • Date: October, 2023
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm UTC+0 (9:00-10:30am PT/12:00-1:30pm ET)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Zoom link, Meeting ID:

The Wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct will be followed for this meeting.



  • Reminder: October User Group mtg, @ 4:00pm GMT/UTC+0 (9:00am PT/12:00pm)
  • Grant proposal submitted Wikimedia LGBT+ requests US $100,000 from Wikimedia Foundation for administration in 2024
  • Previous grant status
    • Context: We applied for 2022. That proposal changed from a conference in 2022, to events in both 2022 and 2023. The reporting of all of it changed to only close out now.
    • Last QW2023 expense was within the last month.
  • Membership registration
  • Board elections: Wikimedia LGBT+/Elections/2023, to-dos and who will do them
    • Only registered members can vote
    • Only registered members can stand as candidates
    • 1–15 November 2023 - candidate nomination period
    • 16–30 November 2023 - Voting
    • This is the last governance committee meeting before election starts!
  • Fiscal Sponsorship
    • The Peace Development Fund was recommended to us. Dorothy is preparing our application.
    • Peace Development Fund, and many other fiscal sponsors, ask 7.5%
    • Let's state norms about how much we expect to spend on financial administration
    • We additionally have our own labor costs for financial administration. 2.5%? 5%? 10%?
    • We should discuss, because both Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia community often have expectations that the correct number is 0%, and no labor investment
    • Admin costs are to be expected and not a source of shame!
  • Conflict Management and Safe Space Complaints
    • Creating mediation plan
  • What else to discuss?

If we have time[edit]

  • Movement Charter - drafts published, comments invited
  • How to react when experienced LGBT+ editors quit wiki due to harassment
  • Please add topics to this list here


Previous meetings[edit]