Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/2016/DC
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National Archives LGBTQ Editathon
In honor of LGBT Pride Month, the National Archives and Records Administration organized a workshop and edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to LGBT history with a focus on subjects related to National Archives records. Activities included new editor orientation and training and a presentation from National Archives staff. Coffee and lunch were generously provided courtesy of Wikimedia D.C.. The event was co-sponsored by the National Archives, Wikimedia DC and the National Archives Foundation. This event was part of the the Amending America initiative at the National Archives in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.
Note: This event occurred June 16, 2016 but we are keeping the editing alive through July 30, 2016. Please continue to edit articles on the to do list!
- Federal Globe (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Employees of the Federal Government) http://www.fedglobe.org/
- Kameny v Brucker
- Franklin Edward Kameny was fired from the Army Mapping Service in 1957. He took his case for reinstatement all the way to the Supreme Court. His appeal was rejected. Petition for Writ of Certiorari - Number 676 - Kameny v. Brucker
- Lucy Slater/Joseph Lobdell
- Lucy/Joseph was a woman who passed as a man during the Civil War. Joseph might also have been a transgender man. Lucy applied for a pension for husband.
- George W. McBurney
- McBurney was a Canadian living in the US and was deported for being Gay. His immigration file is here; it can be used for other pages.
To expand / improve
- Executive Order 10450
- This 1953 EO, signed by Pres. Eisenhower, effectively banned gay men and lesbians from the federal civil service for 20 years. See page 5 for the "sexual perversion" clause. (NAID 28360664)
- Lavender Scare
- Proceedings from the Hoey Committee (chaired by Sen. Hoey, D-NC) are found on the National Archives Catalog: Executive Session Hearing of the Subcommittee on Investigations; Executive Session Hearing of the Subcommittee on Investigations; Executive Session Hearing of the Subcommittee on Investigations; Executive Session Hearing of the Subcommittee on Investigations
- Baker v. Nelson
- Karen Ulane
- Richard Adams
- Adams v. Howerton
- Same sex Marriage in the United States
- History of same sex marriage in the United States
- Alice B. Toklas
- Gertrude Stein
- Don't ask, don't tell - added Clinton videos in external video box
- Video Recording of President William Jefferson Clinton Speaking at an Announcement on New Policy Regarding Homosexuals in the Military National Archives ID 5956215
- Video Recording of President William Jefferson Clinton Speaking at a Press Conference on the Topic of Lifting the Ban on Homosexuals in the Military. National Archives ID 5956212
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
- Boise homosexuality scandal
- The Ladder (magazine)
- PrideFest (Milwaukee)
- The Alliance School
- Discovering LGBTQ History - National Archives Tumblr
- The Lavender Scare by David Johnson (copy will be at the edit-a-thon)
- Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities, by John D'Emilio (copy will be at the edit-a-thon)
- The Straight State, by Margot Canaday (copy will be at the edit-a-thon)
- Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, by Jo Becker
- Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality, by Theodore Olson and David Boies
- Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial, by Kenji Yoshino
- Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits and Won, by Marc Solomon
- National Archives Records that might be helpful:
- Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Wiki Loves Pride 2015 old to do list
Help after the event
- Wikipedia:Teahouse, a friendly place to help new editors get started
Please add in any new results to this list
- ca:Terror lila > Lavender scare translated to Catalan language (online) --Kippelboy (talk) 10:39, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- ca:Karen Ulane > translated it to Catalan language--Kippelboy (talk) 10:44, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- added video clips of Clinton speaking to the Don't ask, don't tell article as external video
- added citations and text to Karen Ulane
- added infobox, updated logo, and improved prose of Rainbow Health Initiative ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:53, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- Joseph Lobdell new article
- commons:Category:Washington, D.C. rally in support of the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting
- added section of the Subcommittee on Investigations (and related links and references) to the Lavender Scare entry
- added a link to a PDF of the Baker v. Nelson appeal as available in the NARA catalog as a reference to the section on the appeal to the Supreme Court (see reference 17).
- Thursday, June 16, 2016
- 10:00am - 5:00pm
- No advanced technical skills required!
All members of the public and NARA staff, whether Wikipedians or not, are welcome to join.
- What to bring
- Photo ID
- Laptop (limited number can be loaned if needed)
To access NARA's Innovation Hub, please use the National Archives Building's entrance at Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the research/staff entrance, not the main exhibits/events door.
- RSVP Preferred
- Sign up directly below or at meetup.com. This event is free of charge with security and catering; an advance headcount is desired.
- To encourage inexperienced editors (especially members of LGBTQ community) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
- To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to LGBTQ topics
- To increase awareness of NARA records and research resources
- To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights
|10:00||Meet and refreshments||Innovation Hub (see above for directions)|
Photo ID required for security entry
|10:30-11:30||Welcome and editing tutorial; Greetings by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States; Jim Gardner, Executive for Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services; Pamela Wright, Chief Innovation Officer||Innovation Hub|
|11:45-12:30||NARA staff presentation: LGBT records in the Archives||Innovation Hub|
|12:30-1:30||Lunch generously provided by Wikimedia D.C.|
Questions? Add your own
- What should I bring?
- Laptop & photo ID. The Archives has a limited number of loaner laptops you may utilize during the edit-a-thon, and they are first-come, first-served.
- May I take photographs?
- You're welcome to bring your own camera or non-feeder scanner.
- Do I need a research card?
- You will not be required to obtain a research card to attend the event, but researcher registration is right outside the room, and this is a great opportunity to get one!
- Kirill Lokshin (talk) 01:57, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
- Kellyjeanne9 (talk) 13:16, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- Sadads (talk) 14:26, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- SuperHamster (talk) 14:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:28, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- Michael Hussey
- nosrednaharas (talk)
- Erin Williams
- user:danamuses (Dana Allen)
- user:kaybdc (Kathleen Brown)
- --Kippelboy (talk) 10:21, 3 June 2016 (UTC) (translations to Catalan language and probably Spanish too)
- --User:Smokey the Climate Science Bear
- ...--Another Believer (Talk) 20:32, 16 June 2016 (UTC) (hopefully!)
ALSO - we will be having a google hangout of the event and will be broadcasting the speakers and how to edit Wikipedia discussions. Join here!