Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/2017

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Wiki Loves Pride 2017

Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Most activities of Wiki Loves Pride take place between June and October, traditionally the months when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities around the world celebrate LGBT culture and history. We invite you to participate in a series of edit-a-thons and other activities to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LGBT-related content. First-time edit-a-thon organizers may find this page helpful.

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Hello Wiki Loves Pride!
Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

Background and scope

Wiki Loves Pride is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group.

In the past few years, organized groups on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia Foundation project-spaces have sought to increase the quality and scope of public domain information and media relating to the LGBT community. 2014 saw the first global Wiki Loves Pride campaign. The project was supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, which promotes the creation and development of LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. 2017 will see the fourth annual campaign!

One of the aims of Wiki Loves Pride will be increasing the number of people and perspectives contributing to LGBT information on the site, as well as encouraging institutions to add their authority information, research, and images to the public domain. Contributions to information about LGBT topics in politics and policy, medicine, topics in identity sexuality, and society, rights and attitudes, history, culture, and institutions will vastly affect the ways in which these topics are researched and understood internationally. In the past, Wikipedia articles on these topics have been riddled with a lack of scholarly sources and lack of perspectives, a problem which has the effect of skewing public perceptions and affecting research and decisions in public policy, science and medical practice, and community acceptance.

If you would like to host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at your institution, or to sponsor this campaign by offering your endorsement in some other way, please contact the organizers. This campaign page will be a resource for all satellite events, and will be available to help connect institutions with experienced Wikipedians and learning resources to get you started editing.

Activities

Want to organize a meetup or volunteer to document LGBT culture and history in your city by photographing a pride event? Sign up below!

Don't see your city listed below? Be bold and create a new event page!

North America

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: Saturday, July 1 at the Minneapolis Central Library
  • Montreal
  • New York City: Thursday, June 22 at the Museum of Modern Art
  • Northridge, California: July 8, from 2–5pm, at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) – focus on LGBT scientists, technicians/technologists, engineers and mathematicians
  • Portland, Oregon: Tuesday, June 27 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Facebook)
    • Additionally, editors are invited to help document LGBT culture and history by taking photographs at the upcoming pride parade and festival, which will be held the weekend of June 17–18. Some LGBT-related articles needing improvement have also been identified.
  • Phoenix: While the event took place in April, I have taken a few pictures of it, and will upload them to the Commons. In addition, an article has been created for the event. Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 21:35, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
  • San Francisco: On Sunday, June 25, the Wikimedia Foundation, in an effort to emphasize its support of diversity and inclusion as an employer in the San Francisco Bay Area, will be participating in San Francisco Pride's parade. If you are interested in participating, you can learn more here.
    I plan to attend and take photos at the San Francisco Trans March on June 23. Funcrunch (talk) 22:15, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Seattle: I plan to document Pride in Seattle on June 25, as well as surrounding activities. Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 21:41, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia: I plan to attend the Vancouver Pride Festival and will try to document the event and LGBT culture while I'm there. ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:31, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Washington, D.C.: "Pride in the Library" events at Library of Congress [1]). June 2-28, 2017. (6/2) Paris is Burning, (6/7) Youth, Gender, and Law Panel with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY), (6/8-10) "Pride in the Library" Pop-Up Exhibit, (6/9) LGBTQ+ Oral History Workshop, (6/28) David France on How to Survive a Plague
  • Add your event here!

South America

  • Add your event here!

Europe

  • Belgrade, Serbia: Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon (September 14) and Belgrade Pride (September 17)
  • Pristina, Kosovo: First Gay Pride in Pristina (October 14)
  • Add your event here!

Asia

Africa

  • Add your event here!

Oceania

  • Add your event here!

Remote participation

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Campaign organizers have received messages from people around the world who have expressed a desire, but also an inability, to publicly organize LGBT events in their city or country. For this reason, a page for Remote Participation has been set up. We welcome and encourage you to share your LGBT-related content and article improvements throughout the month of June.

Women in Red is hosting a virtual editathon from June 1 to 30. Learn more at here.

Tasks

The Tasks page has a sampling of possible articles to create or improve, among other tasks to consider.

Results

You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. All contributions, small and large, contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing free access to the sum of all human knowledge. We hope to share reports from all cities with organized activities and showcase a list of articles created/improved as the result of this project.

Participants

Add your name and/or organizational affiliation to this list if you are interested in participating and/or hosting an event.

Alternatively, you may add your name here to indicate your support and receive future notices related to Wiki Loves Pride.