Wikimedia LGBT/2020-09-10

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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. UCOC (RachelWex)
  3. Wiki Countdown LGBT events?
  4. The Wikimedia LGBT+ telegram channel has reached 95 members, which means it's the main comms channel for volunteers who identify with the user group. There has been relatively few attempts since creation to spam or misuse the channel, but it has been suggested that we could make it a private group, which would mean users can only be added by an admin. May be implications for our "comms plan" longer term and whether we can claim any channel is a safe space. (Fæ)
  5. Developing a request to the WMF to publish accessibility specifications - en:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(WMF)#Request_for_accessibility_specifications
    1. Posted here, because Wikimedia LGBT has a history of advocating for diversity and inclusion (bluerasberry)

Supporting info[edit]

The Wikimedia LGBT+ Telegram group:

  • 95 Members (85 active within the last month)
  • 2 Admins (Fæ & Isabelle)
  • Public description "Please introduce yourself when you join. This channel supports the Wikimedia LGBT+ community and friends as a safe space for discussion focused on better LGBT+ content & policies within Wikimedia projects."

Planning to Attend[edit]

  1. FULBERT (talk) 23:45, 9 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. RachelWex (talk) 00:26, 10 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  3. (talk)
  4. Rajeeb (talk) 09:25, 10 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:04, 10 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Zblace


Links to previous monthly meetings[edit]