Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/46

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Celebrating LGBTQ Women and Wiki Loves Pride: June 2017

July: Women in dance July: Women in music July: Indian women

June: Met's art by women June: WiR Loves Pride June: Pre-20th-century women

See also: Future events

Hello and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR) whose objective is to turn redlinks into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works. Did you know that according to WHGI only 16.99% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate whenever you like in whatever way suits you and your schedule. Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Wiki Loves Pride is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group.
Affiliated organizationsWiki Loves Pride
Online event
1-30 June 2017Join the Women in Red online editathon from anywhere in the world.
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Add to articles
.Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain
.Choose applicable Categories such as: Category:Women and relative subcategories
.If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article: Women Stubs, or {{Women-stub}}
Add to article talk pages
  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-46}}

Women in Red is hosting a virtual editathon from June 1 to 30, 2017, on LGBTQ women with Wiki Loves Pride.

The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work. The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

Focus and lists of red links[edit]

Women in Red is focusing on LGBTQ Women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer women). Anyone can take part in this event, whatever their previous experience. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies of some of the many past and present notable LGBTQ women who are still red-linked on the English Wikipedia. Other articles regarding LGBTQ women, such as the works they created, and so on, are also welcome. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

Crowd-sourced list of red-linked LGBTQ women

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


  1. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:05, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  7. Penny Richards (talk) 23:34, 24 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  9. Camelia (talk) 10:25, 25 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. --Parul Thakur (talk) 04:39, 3 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Omotecho (talk) 17:43, 5 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. PamD 12:48, 13 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Nattes loves pride --Nattes à chat (talk) 22:04, 15 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Innisfree987 (talk) 20:29, 22 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here created in June – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new

Did You Know features[edit]

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  • Add here - most recent at the top with date of publication

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