We talked about this in the LGBT meetup in Wikimania several times. As far as I remember it is a huge concern for coordinators and Wikimania committee when considering a bid for Wikimania. IIRC, there are several examples that situation of LGBT laws was a reason to reject a bid.
So I assure you Wikimania committee is aware of these issues and keeps this in their mind when deciding on bids. (I must note I'm not in these committees. I talked about it with them before as a member of Wikimedia LGBT) I'm really saddened by the stupid laws made by ignorance of people. Let's laugh at it and then educate them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIvCh3EQv1Q :) Best On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 8:57 PM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Pax, > > My understanding is that WMF is doing a strategic review of Wikimania. If > that is correct, considerations like the ones you raise about location > could be included in the scope of that review. I'm pinging Ellie with the > hope that she can provide information about the status of WMF's thinking > about Wikimania, perhaps in a new thread. Wikimania involves significant > amounts of time and money, and I am hoping that WMF will develop ways to > align Wikimania with WMF and community strategic goals. > > Pine > > On Oct 16, 2016 08:10, "Pax Ahimsa Gethen" <list-wikime...@funcrunch.org> > wrote: > > 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 > >  > http://funcrunch.org/blog/2016/10/12/making-connections-at-wikiconference-north-america/ > >  > https://www.facebook.com/groups/wikipediaweekly/permalink/1114259788621851/ > > -- > Pax Ahimsa Gethen | http://funcrunch.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimania-l mailing list > wikimani...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimania-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>