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Wikimedia LGBT/2020-07-09

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This online meetup is open to all members of the LGBT+ User Group, and is intended as an opportunity to discuss shared opportunities, challenges, and issues.

Please help us take rolling notes - Wikimedia LGBT etherpad (it will be transferred to wiki (below) after every meeting)

The Wikimedia Friendly Space Policy will be followed for this meeting.


  1. Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review (FULBERT)
  2. Organizing meetup pages
    1. Talk:Wikimedia_LGBT+#Organizing_meetup_Pages
  3. Wiki Loves Pride 2020
    1. Wiki Loves Pride/2020 (meta)
    2. Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/2020 (English Wikipedia)
    3. Annual harassment - en:Wikipedia talk:Wiki Loves Pride/Archive 1
    4. Wiki New York City postcard outreach - Wiki Loves Pride/2020/Postcards
    5. RachelWex typography commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7CpzeBrwiU

Planning to Attend[edit]

  1. FULBERT (talk) 01:33, 8 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:33, 8 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  3. z Zblace (talk) 17:05, 9 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  4. (talk)



  • z - the elections in Croatia are hopeful, the Green / Left party won some parliament seats, which is good.
  • fae - London is sort of anticipating the next wave of COVID. 50,000 people have died and it is hard to imagine this number. We are all getting a little bored with it. My mother wanted to socialize but has been cutting back. I planned to do activities with my husband but we decided to not do so because we did not want to take the train and risk exposure
  • Jeffrey - we had a repairman working on the boiler in the basement and now we have concerns in our own home because there was someone for an extended period of time. We are curious about what it means for school to restart. There is a community college in the area which is reporting that it is furloughing 120 of its staff, and perhaps it has 150 staff total.
  • Lane -

notes Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review (FULBERT) Organizing meetup pages Talk:Wikimedia_LGBT+#Organizing_meetup_Pages meetup page organization https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Minorax has proposed sorting out the meetup pages Minorax just wanted to help with the administration This seems helpful

Wikimedia LGBT "+" the plus disrupts interwiki links Fae: On Commons everyone uses "LGBT". The "plus" is not terribly common. Fae: I think we should setup redirects with "LGBT" which should redirect to Wikimedia LGBT

English Wikipedia WikiProject LGBT Studies this is the place to develop Wikipedia content on LGBT issues Wikimedia LGBT+ is the place to organize community outreach the communities of these have little overlap - the highly active contributors to WikiProject LGBT Studies have not participated in Wikimedia LGBT Wiki Loves Pride 2020 Wiki Loves Pride/2020 (meta) Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/2020 (English Wikipedia) Annual harassment - en:Wikipedia talk:Wiki Loves Pride/Archive 1 Jeffrey: the person was persistent Fae: When someone is getting question after question, then we need to support the first person trying to answer with additiona voices Fae: also in general best to not respond to people who are trolling Lane: it has been a common complaint that the Wikimedia Foundation should not support pride or controversial topics. We responded by documenting Wiki Loves X, which explains what a "Wiki Loves" campaign is. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_X Wiki New York City postcard outreach - Wiki Loves Pride/2020/Postcards RachelWex typography commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7CpzeBrwiU Wikimedia Foundation organizing Universal Code of Conduct development Rachel Wex has said several times that she wanted to be representative from Wikimedia LGBT, and we supported her in the past https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Drafting_committee List of problems across languages Fae has a list of Wikipedia articles in various languages which have problematic text https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT%2B/List_of_bad_articles Fae: many of these articles have problems which get imported from other languages some of these problems are likely not intentional, but just a matter of one person writing errors in one language then these get propagated around https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki99/LGBT%2B Lane: can we have a top 10? gay lesbian sex eduation HIV/AIDS

Links to previous monthly meetings[edit]