Gerard, could you provide some tangible examples of how other safety
aspects of Wikimania would be compromised if there is any specific
attention paid to the safety of LGBT+ Wikimedians? I cannot imagine
how such a thing could be true.

Based on my reading, nobody in this thread has asked for the safety of
LGBT+ attendees to be "prioritized" over other safety aspects. Please
don't make it appear as if they have.


On 18 October 2016 at 11:42, Gerard Meijssen <> wrote:
> Hoi,
> I do care that everybody can come to places where they are safe. All the
> specific LGBT attention to safety is however on many levels problematic
> when we prioritise this over other safety aspects. The big picture for me
> is that we need to go to places where bringing Wikipedia and what it stands
> for the most good. It is why I would go to Russia, to China to India to
> South Africa.

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