Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across several Wikimedia projects. 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, held on and around Saturday, June 21, 2014, to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LGBT-related content.
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 will see the first global Wiki Loves Pride campaign! The project is being spearheaded by Dorothy Howard (User:OR drohowa) and Jason Moore (User:Another Believer), and is supported by Wikimedia LGBT, a proposed Wikimedia user group that promotes the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities.
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.
Don't see your city listed below? Be bold and create a new event page! Feel free to copy and paste the example text below, adjusting the city name appropriately. Ideally, your entry below should include the city (linked to the event page), the event date and location:
Philadelphia: Thursday, June 26 - Enjoy a GLAM Day Out! at the Chemical Heritage Foundation: We will have an edit-a-thon with special guest LGBT archivist/curator Bob Skiba, as well as other GLAM/Wikipedia invited speakers and events. Bring your LGBT content for editing, and enjoy the day's events!
During June, Wikimedia Commons is hosting an LGBT photo challenge. Everybody can participate in challenges open for submission. The best three pictures will be awarded first, second and third place, and will be displayed on the Photo challenge page.
Also, consider organizing a photography project to illustrate LGBT culture and history in your region. Projects could take the form of a group photo hunt, or simply showcasing LGBT-related images uploaded during the month of June. Be sure to add your images to relevant articles!
Portland, Oregon, a month-long LGBT photography campaign called "Pride PDX" (June 2014)
Following initial outreach, campaign organizers received messages from multiple people around the world who 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, and especially on June 21.
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.
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.