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Topics: Starting this notice board, LGBT, Oscar Wilde, Mergers & renames, FABGLITTER, Two-Spirit, LGBT Sub-categories
Topics: Missing Articles, Laws of the world, Outing, Effective ways to inform readers about issues, More mergers?, "Straight acting"?, David Charlebois, Archiving, Naming country articles, Kathoey, References, Categorization, Boyfriends, Category, Bisexual philosophers, Gay rights in India, Rename Category:AIDS victims, COTW, List of gay topics, INCOTW
Topics: Missing Categories, What belongs here, NPOV tag, New requested move, User bi template, Archiving, LGBT interest box, Queer and LGBT wikipedians
Topics: Same-sex marriage in Estonia, Our fellow Wikipedians, Proposition, Relevant user conduct disputes, Innocent curiosity, Please be nice, Media question, Sexual identity, Manual of style?, Mind if I steal the idea?, Page move, Inclusion of Straight topics, Repeated homophobic vandalism, Manchester Pride, Barnstar, Peter Ackroyd, List of gay pride events, Animal homosexuality

Anal sex in the Bible (Mishk'vei ishah)[edit]

I'm sure I mentioned Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mishk'vei ishah before. But I can't find it in this page's history, or archives.

Its still at AfD, if anyone wants to express their view. Newman Luke (talk) 17:04, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

John Bosco[edit]

Three years ago, John Bosco was a disputed article that was moderated and settled in this Wikipedia:WikiProject_LGBT_studies/Notice_board/Archive_2. It appears that the two editors, who sparked the dispute, are back and trying to deleted the compromise. How does this case get re-opened?

2022 FIFA World Cup[edit]

There is a discussion related to LGBT issues at the Talk:2022 FIFA World Cup‎ page. Grim23 02:45, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Accessibility and equality as core policies[edit]

I propose that we add a commitment to accessibility and equality to the Five pillars. Please join discussion at Wikipedia talk:Five pillars#Accessibility and equality. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:32, 11 January 2013 (UTC)


There seems to have been a bit of a situation brewing at Liberace; over the past several months, there seems to have been a slow-motion edit war consisting of anonymous IPs removing LGBT-related categories from the article on the grounds that denying it during his lifetime somehow proves that he wasn't, followed by a signed-in Wikipedia editor later readding them, followed by another anonymous IP removing them again, lather, rinse, repeat.

Obviously this isn't acceptable, so I need to ask for some additional eyes to watchlist the article in case this crops up again. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 02:34, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

LGBT keywords?[edit]

At time of writing, clicking the "What links here?" link at the Nan Joyce article shows that Wikipedia:WikiProject LGBT studies/Noticeboard links there because Nan Joyce was identified by a bot as containing so-called "LGBT keywords". Since Nan Joyce is heterosexual, I am curious to know what "LGBT keywords" precisely were in the article I wrote. It was not my intention to suggest that she is a lesbian. Where is the list of "LGBT keywords", and which did I use? — O'Dea (talk) 23:08, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request‎[edit]

Greetings! In accordance with the conditions set forth in the previous discussion of the Bradley Manning/Chelsea Manning title dispute, a new move request has been filed and is now underway. bd2412 T 20:50, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

SSM in Washington DC[edit]

Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 9 has a blurb that states:

Given the recent court rulings, is this statement still true? Thanks. howcheng {chat} 08:14, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

No. Better "the first" south of, not "the only" any more. Would need more of a rewrite. "the first jurisdiction south of the M-D Line where they became legal" or better to rethink entirely:
"The first U.S. same-sex marriages south of the M-D line took place in Washington DC." Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 14:47, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Good enough to keep, yet not perfectly balanced about my nation's superstar who was outed 30 years after death[edit]

My nation had an artist who gained a superstar status, from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s at a time when we had no local-TV stations or -radio stations--only a national broadcaster (at a time when we were transitioning from a predominantly rural economy).

A notable member of my nation's intelligentsia (and an administrator of the wikipedia of my language), is now making edits regarding this superstar, who had "celebrity friends [that] had participated in spreading, and that made Prøysen into an almost Christlike figure, the mascot of the entire social democracy, that they could bask in the glory of?" (How this member of the intelligentsia is removing content about other living members of the intelligentsia, might be somewhat questionable.)

The result of the edits are that content is being removed [1] about descriptions about how members of the intelligentsia were non-forthcoming (for several decades after the artist's death) in regards to the artist's bisexuality.

An extra reason to keep the content is that it might give an indication about the general mood in sections of society, after sex between men was decriminalized in the early 1970s. Since only this other editor and I, currently are editing the article and the talk page, we might need some extra help in regards to how the general lines about a person's sexuality should be drawn, in cases like this one.

A quote which also has been removed, is "Furthermore Røsbak says that "I became less and less enthusiastic about the imposition that was alive among friends of Prøysen, about that this [the topic of the sexual preferences] was to be held within engere circles, as a topic over glasses of red wine, as a hot topic of gossip, but that must not be brought any further", out of (what Røbak's sources called) consideration for the family of Prøysen". --Abalonney (talk) 11:22, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

To be exact, Alf Prøysen's career and fame spanned from 1945 till his early death in 1970. If Abalonney wishes to expand the en:wp biography about Prøysen, i could recommend the no:wp version of the article, which I contributed to this spring, prior to the centeniary i july. Abalonney's interest in this biography seems however to be quite narrow, focusing only on the "recent" (i.e. 2004) news that Prøysen had bisexual feelings, and discussed them with friends during the 60's.
Prøysen's bisexuality as such is quite well sourced and discussed, even though Abalonney does not know, or have access to these sources (I've mentioned some of them at Talk:Alf Prøysen, and used almost all of them in the section Alf_Prøysen#Bifil-debatten_2004). The problem with Abalonney's contributions is therefore not that they are revealing any new part of Prøysen's life, or that someone wants to withdraw facts. The problem is, IMHO, that the whole section about bisexuality seem to describe Røsbak's research process, different opinions about Prøysen's bisexuality and Røsbak's reflections about that. Thus, focus is not on Prøysen, but on Røsbak. That is not a good way to write an encyclopedic biography about Prøysen. Bw Orland (talk) 20:59, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

About Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Yolanda Retter[edit]

Hi LGBT studies people.
This article for creation was tagged for speedy deletion under WP:G13, as it had not been edited for months. Retter was significant enough for a Los Angeles Times obituary. I've added a JSTOR ref. Could you possibly have a little look at this article?
Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 10:31, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

April Fool's OTD[edit]

I've been accused of including a "transphobic" item for the April Fool's version of WP:Selected anniversaries. Please comment at WT:Selected anniversaries/April 1#Unfunny jokes. The blurb in question is:

As the story goes, the emperor's infant daughter was announced to be a boy by the Empress Dowager and then installed on the throne as Emperor. So in the tradition of the WP:April Fool's Main Page, we mislead the reader by implying something other than the truth by using wording which is technically accurate. I am genderqueer myself and I didn't see anything wrong with it, but would like additional opinions. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 10:37, 17 April 2015 (UTC)