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Are you an experienced Wikipedia editor wanting to make a local connection? Want to learn how to edit Wikipedia? Do you treasure the San Francisco Public Library's LGBTQIA collection and looking for opportunities that makes a real impact on the way in which information is created? Please join the San Francisco Public Library to encourage diverse editorship and improve coverage of local LGBTQIA topics on Wikipedia. Together we can work towards a goal of creating one new entry and expanding at least five existing entries to share with the world!
Date and venue
- Date Saturday June 11 2016
- Time 1 pm - 5 pm
- Location San Francisco Public Library Learning Studio - 5th Floor, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, 94102
- Event An editathon focusing on improving articles related to San Francisco's LGBT history in honor of Pride month with an emphasis on where library related collections can make a difference.
- Registration on wiki or EventBrite
Activities and Editing Subjects
- 1-2 pm welcome, introductions and orientation to library resources, goals for the day
- 2-3 pm introduction to editing on Wikipedia
- 3-5 pm continue editing
- 5 pm wrap up and share results
Below are some suggestions, but ultimately participants should decide what they'd like to learn or edit, so add to this section as you see fit.
Articles to create
- Melanie Hofmann — LGBT+ Berkeley, California based award winning textile/digital artist, photographer, healer, rape and Hep-C survivor, and California College of the Arts alumni. She is a woman in red. Potential references to use (edit this page to copy-and-paste): 
- Consider writing an article on a notable bathhouse.
- Lawrence Berner — the homosexual school teacher who brought the legal suit for defamation of character against California State Senator John Briggs (politician). Briggs had sponsored Proposition 6 / Briggs Initiative which would have prevented gay and lesbian teachers from teaching in California. Potential references to use (edit this page to copy-and-paste):  (Consider whether to start this as a separate article or to start by adding material about him to Briggs Initiative.)
Articles to improve
- Gay bar#United States - Consider turning into prose rather than a list.
- Esta Noche (gay bar) - Copyedit.
- Finocchio's Club - Add sections to improve readability.
- Tavern Guild - Could be expanded with more details. Could use this book or other potential references: 
- Mission District, San Francisco#Recent history - Add summary of information about 1990s lesbian and women-centered businesses and organizations, including The Lexington Club, Amelia's bar, and The Women's Building - there are several references linked from this LocalWiki article (including about Osento and Old Wives Tales).
- Dyke March - Add more references (including moving external links into article as references) and photos. Potential references: 
- Federal Office Building (San Francisco, California) - Add information about the AIDS/ARC Vigil 1985-1995. Sources and details: FoundSF, Bay Area Reporter, Preserving LGBT Historic Sites in California.
- LGBT culture in San Francisco - Improve readability by adding subheadings and photos.
- Transgender Law Center - Add references, and move potential references from list at the end of the article into the body of the article as prose with citations.
- San Francisco LGBT Community Center - Expand with more information.
- San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band - Add references, improve reference formatting, organize information, copyedit for neutral tone, add photo (or this photo). Potential references:   
- Rainbow Motorcycle Club - Fix "orphan" status of article (find related articles and link them to this article).
- Peaches Christ - Improve reference formatting.
- Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Add references and details to help prove notability.
- Harry Hay - Improve references and citations.
- The EndUp - Add references and copyedit.
To find more articles to read and improve: Category:LGBT culture in San Francisco, California, Category:LGBT history in San Francisco, California, Preserving LGBT Historic Sites in California, GLBT Museum exhibits, FoundSF articles, LGBT Studies articles tagged for cleanup, new articles that may need review.
Everyone is welcome
What to bring
- Bring a laptop and charger if you'll need one (we'll supply power and Wifi)
- Ideas for topics or articles that you want to work on.
- We'll have the library's resources at our disposal, but if you have a special resource, bring it.
- Would-be-editor friends.
(Edit and leave your name, or just add
- Dreamyshade (talk) 03:32, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
- Ford MF (talk) 21:57, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
- wikfr (wikfr) 21:57, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
- Mathglot (talk) 07:52, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
- Sfphotoarchivist (talk) 09:30, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
- Info enabler (talk) 10:00, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
- Please add the names or accounts of the other actual attendees .
New accounts created
- Mission District, San Francisco - added details and references
- Scott Smith (activist) - added photos
- Daniel Nicoletta - added photo
- The EndUp - copyedited
- Ronald Johnson (poet) - added more content
- Rainbow Motorcycle Club - improved reference formatting
- Federal Office Building (San Francisco, California) - added historical details
- San Francisco LGBT Community Center - added discussion of renovation, budget and mission of the center
New articles created
- "Artist Biographies - Simply Divine (December 13, 2008 - February 6, 2009)". Expressions Gallery. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- "Melanie Hofmann". HEP. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- Lee, Stephanie M. (2014-04-23). "Gilead hepatitis C pill reaches $3.48 billion in quarterly sales". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- Biblioqueers (2011-12-31). "Berner vs. Briggs Collection". Queerest Library Ever. San Francisco Public Library. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- "Finding aid to the Lawrence Berner vs. John Briggs Collection, 1940-2004". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- Newman, Patricia (1978-11-06). "Larry Berner 'Came Out' to Fight California's Antigay Initiative—Now It Could Cost Him His Job". People. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- "Lawrence Berner". SFGate. Associated Press. 1995-01-26. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- Blasius, Mark (2001-01-01). Sexual Identities, Queer Politics. Princeton University Press. p. 309. ISBN 0691058679.
- Markel, Howard (1999-04-26). Quarantine!: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892. JHU Press. p. 1. ISBN 9780801861802.
- Plaster, Joey (2009). "The Tavern Guild and Imperial Court · Polk Street History Project". Out History. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- "Tavern Guild of San Francisco Collection, 1964-1992". Northwestern University Library. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- "Landmark Designation Report: Twin Peaks Tavern" (PDF). City and County of San Francisco Planning Department. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
- King, John (2014-06-30). "Dyke March kicks pride festivities into high gear". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
- Highleyman, Liz (2016-01-28). "SF Dyke March needs new organizers". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-11.