Thanks Anna. I forgot to include this relevant link (which I also posted
in the Facebook discussion):
On 10/16/16 10:14 AM, Anna Stillwell wrote:
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 <
Hello all. I had a positive experience at WikiConference North America
last weekend, where I gave a talk on transgender issues and Wikipedia.
I'm posting because there's an active discussion in Wikipedia Weekly on
Facebook about choosing a host country for Wikimania 2018. 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
Pax Ahimsa Gethen| http://funcrunch.org
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