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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

You could copyedit Esta Noche (gay bar)
You could add more details to Rainbow Motorcycle Club
You could find more photos to add to San Francisco LGBT Community Center


  • 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

To find more suggestions: Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/Tasks, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/LBT Women.

Articles to improve

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.

Skill requirements

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 ~~~~ below)

  1. Dreamyshade (talk) 03:32, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Ford MF (talk) 21:57, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. wikfr (wikfr) 21:57, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Mathglot (talk) 07:52, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
  5. Sfphotoarchivist (talk) 09:30, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
  6. Info enabler (talk) 10:00, 11 June 2016 (UTC)



  • Please add the names or accounts of the other actual attendees .


New accounts created

Articles improved

New articles created

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Artist Biographies - Simply Divine (December 13, 2008 - February 6, 2009)". Expressions Gallery. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  3. ^ "Melanie Hofmann". HEP. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  4. ^ Lee, Stephanie M. (2014-04-23). "Gilead hepatitis C pill reaches $3.48 billion in quarterly sales". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  5. ^ Biblioqueers (2011-12-31). "Berner vs. Briggs Collection". Queerest Library Ever. San Francisco Public Library. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  6. ^ "Finding aid to the Lawrence Berner vs. John Briggs Collection, 1940-2004". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Lawrence Berner". SFGate. Associated Press. 1995-01-26. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  9. ^ Blasius, Mark (2001-01-01). Sexual Identities, Queer Politics. Princeton University Press. p. 309. ISBN 0691058679.
  10. ^ Markel, Howard (1999-04-26). Quarantine!: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892. JHU Press. p. 1. ISBN 9780801861802.
  11. ^ Plaster, Joey (2009). "The Tavern Guild and Imperial Court · Polk Street History Project". Out History. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  12. ^ "Tavern Guild of San Francisco Collection, 1964-1992". Northwestern University Library. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  13. ^ "Landmark Designation Report: Twin Peaks Tavern" (PDF). City and County of San Francisco Planning Department. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  14. ^ King, John (2014-06-30). "Dyke March kicks pride festivities into high gear". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  15. ^ Highleyman, Liz (2016-01-28). "SF Dyke March needs new organizers". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-11.