These are lovely suggestions / requests. Thank you for raising them. I'm
happy to hear of your positive experience at WikiConference.


On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 8:10 AM, Pax Ahimsa Gethen <> wrote:

> Hello all. I had a positive experience at WikiConference North America
> last weekend, where I gave a talk on transgender issues and Wikipedia.[1]
> I'm posting because there's an active discussion in Wikipedia Weekly on
> Facebook about choosing a host country for Wikimania 2018.[2] I am
> concerned that some of the suggestions are not taking into account the
> safety of LGBT+ people; not just those attending the conference, but also
> those living in the host country.
> As a queer trans atheist in a same-sex marriage, there are a number of
> places where I am considered a criminal for just existing or going about my
> daily routine. This applies to some parts of the U.S. as well, by the way;
> I won't be visiting North Carolina as long as it's illegal for me to use
> the men's restroom there. Please keep these considerations in mind when
> planning meetups and conferences. Thank you.
> - Pax aka Funcrunch
> [1]
> wikiconference-north-america/
> [2]
> 1114259788621851/
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