Ellie, thanks for the response. Could the criteria you mention be
published on-wiki? Holding an open and transparent process for
selecting host locations for Wikimania should be a requirement on the
selection committee, so there ought to be nothing stopping this from
happening. If the applied criteria has already been published I would
appreciate a link.

It's nice that the security of the LGBT+ community is one of the
criteria, however it would be better if host locations were guaranteed
to be chosen where the LGBT+ community would be openly welcome, rather
than tolerated or not subject to arrest.


On 17 October 2016 at 22:39, Ellie Young <eyo...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Yes we are doing a review and I can vouch that issues like this will always
> be a part of the criteria when selecting a venue.  In most of the recent
> Wikimanias the selection committee and WMF have included the security of
> our LGBT community as one of the criteria when considering bids.
> Another critical issue that you mention below  when deciding what to do for
> future Wikimanias  is whether the conference in its present form (program,
> location, etc.) is serving the community and WMF.   That is a longer
> conversation that I hope we can continue to have and make some progress in
> the near future.
> Ellie

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