Wikipedia for Peace: Queer [Edit] 2-10 August 2022
About the project
There is a representation problem on Wikipedia. Some groups are better represented than others. Only 17% of all biographies on English Wikipedia are about women, a lot of content about the Global South is missing. Also queer people – Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans* and Inter* people – are underrepresented.
A queer summer camp around learning how to edit Wikipedia. We want to gather young people living in Armenia, Austria, France, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia for a summer camp in Vienna around Wikipedia. We want to edit, translate and add content on Wikipedia around queer people, queer concepts and queer history. And at the same time, we want to cook together, discuss LGBTQIA+ issues, go hiking and build queer solidarity across countries and continents. The camp is organised by Wikimedia Austria, the Austrian chapter of the worldwide non-profit foundation behind Wikipedia.
Let‘s make Wikipedia more queer! Through the articles that we write we hope to increase the visibility of LGBTQIA+ issues on Wikipedia in different languages and also build basics for international understanding and solidarity between queer people. And we want to attract more young queer people to the project to begin with!
The project is funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+. That means, you don’t need to pay anything for accommodation and food and we will reimburse your travel and visa costs.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Who can apply?
You can join this camp, if you fulfill these conditions:
between 18 and 30 years old
Living in Armenia, Austria, France, Spain, Sweden or Tunisia
Being interested in LGBTQIA+ topics & enjoying writing
You don’t need to be experienced in Wikipedia, have any specific technical skills or speak perfect English – if you do, that’s great. We explicitly encourage people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, nationalities, abilities and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
How to apply
We still have some free spots in the camp! Please contact our sending organisations in the country that you live in for more information about applications:
If you have any questions concerning the project, please contact the organizer User:Shikeishu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were officially accepted as a participant to the project, please add yourself to the participants list. You can do that by copying the signs #~~~~ at the end of the page and clicking on "Publish changes"! Your User Name should then automatically appear on the page.
This is the list of articles we will write about during the project. We will mostly write about people, events and organisations related to climate justice. If you have an idea of an article that we could add to this list, feel free to write Thomas!
People related to the queer movement, community and culture