Wiki Loves Pride

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Wiki Loves Pride
Formation2014; 7 years ago (2014)
MethodsEdit-a-thons
WebsiteWiki Loves Pride
Wiki Loves Pride participants at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., in 2015
Wiki Loves Pride participants at the Pride Info Center, Belgrade (2018)

Wiki Loves Pride is a campaign to improve LGBT-related content on Wikipedia and other projects in the Wikimedia movement.

Description[edit]

Wiki Loves Pride is a campaign to improve LGBT-related content on Wikipedia and other projects in the Wikimedia movement. The project seeks to create new encyclopedia entries and improve existing coverage of notable LGBT events, people,[1] and places,[2] and edit-a-thons have been organized to facilitate collaboration by interested editors.[3] In addition to content creation, participants have worked to translate articles into other languages and photograph pride parades and other events.[2] The "celebration of pride" is focused around June and October, "traditionally the months when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities around the world celebrate LGBT culture and history."[3]

History[edit]

The campaign was launched with support from the Wikimedia Foundation in 2014. Activities were held in at least a dozen cities in the United States, as well as Bangalore and New Delhi in India.[4] The founder of the LGBT organization Queerala hosted an edit-a-thon in Kochi in 2015,[5] with support from the Wikimedia chapter for India; attendees created more than a dozen new entries for Malayalam Wikipedia.[6] By 2019, 80 events had been organized in 18 countries; a dozen of the Wiki Loves Pride event were hosted at libraries, mostly within the U.S and including Bucknell University's library[7] and the Minneapolis Central Library. Host librarians "helped to set up the space, locate resources to improve Wikipedia articles, helped with citations, and sometimes just came to edit themselves and mentor newbies".[2]

Events have also been hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art,[8] Museum of Modern Art,[9][10] New York Public Library,[11] and Nova Southeastern University.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the Editors Fighting Racism and Sexism on Wikipedia". Wired. March 5, 2015. Archived from the original on November 14, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Wexelbaum, Rachel (May 1, 2019). "Chapter 5: Coming Out of the Closet: Librarian Advocacy to Advance LGBTQ+ Wikipedia Engagement". In Mehra, Bharat (ed.). LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments. Emerald Group Publishing. p. 120. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Milliken, Alice (July 7, 2014). "Wikipedia holds Pride 'edit-a-thons' to improve LGBT-related content". PinkNews. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Wikipedia Holds Wiki Loves Pride Event". Rainbow Round Table (American Library Association). July 10, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Sharma, Ayushi (December 10, 2019). "An inclusive classroom". The Pioneer. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Wiki Loves Pride and LGBT Edit-a-thon". Queerala. April 2, 2015. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  7. ^ Weaver, Madison (October 20, 2016). "Librarians work to make Wikipedia more inclusive with 'Wiki Loves Pride' event". The Bucknellian. Bucknell University. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Met x Wikipedia: Wiki Loves Pride". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  9. ^ Nguyen, Michael D. (September 2, 2015). "Wikipedia Entries on Asian-American Art Get Update With Edit-A-Thon". NBC News. Archived from the original on August 15, 2020. Retrieved August 4, 2020. In June, MoMA hosted a "Wiki Loves Pride" edit-a-thon with a focus on LGBT artists.
  10. ^ "2017 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Wiki Loves Pride". Museum of Modern Art. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Wikipedia: Wiki Loves Pride 2014". New York Public Library. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  12. ^ "Wikipedia Editathon Resources". Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved June 6, 2020.

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