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This page has tools for finding, assessing, and improving articles within the scope of WP:LGBT.

Working with new articlesEdit

Creating articlesEdit

At WP:Requested articles, people can suggest topics for new articles. Creating an article will require research to determine if there is significant coverage in reliable sources. See WP:Notability, including the general notability guideline, for more information.


Newly created articles that deal with LGBT topics should have the WP:LGBT project banner added to the talk page.

  • If you are unsure whether an article should added to the project, raise it for discussion at WT:LGBT. WikiProjects define their own scopes (WP:PROJSCOPE), so whether a project should be added or not is based on the consensus of active members rather than any detailed criteria.
  • New articles containing LGBT keywords is an automatically generated report that displays recently created articles containing "LGBT", "lesbian", "gay", "bisexual", "transgender", or related terms. These articles may be within the project's scope.
  • Occasionally, non-members remove articles from WP:LGBT's scope without first checking with us. Articles removed from the project's scope in the past seven days are listed on the LGBT articles by quality log.

Improving navigationEdit

There are several ways to make it easier for readers to find new articles.

  • New articles should be placed in appropriate LGBT categories, to group related topics together. See WP:CAT for more. WP:BLPCAT and WP:EGRS provide important guidance on categorizing articles about people.
  • Navigational templates for LGBT topics can be added to articles, creating links between all articles with the template.
  • New and expanded articles can be submitted to WP:Did you know, and if selected will be featured on the Main Page.

Assessing articlesEdit

Assessing article quality helps WP:LGBT members to recognize excellent contributions and identify topics in need of further work. They also play a role in the WP:1.0 program, which the WikiProject uses to help automate some of the assessing process.

  • When the {{LGBTProject}} banner is added to an article without an assessment parameter specified, the article will be placed in Category:Unassessed LGBT articles.
  • Once an editor has assessed the article and completed the assessment parameter, the article will be added to the appropriate sub-category of Category:LGBT articles by quality. These categories are used to generate reports like the quality table in this section.
  • The LGBT articles by quality log lists articles that have been assessed, reassessed, moved, or removed from the project's scope in the past week.

Improving articlesEdit

There are several ways to find articles for improvement.

  • WP:LGBT/Core lists articles that are of fundamental importance to WP:LGBT's mandate.
  • WP:LGBT/Vital lists in-scope articles that have been identified as among the most important on Wikipedia. See WP:VA for more information.
  • WP:LGBT/Popular lists the 500 highest traffic articles within WP:LGBT.
  • Use the quality table to pick an article from one class and work to get it to a higher class.
  • Review former featured articles and former good articles that have been demoted, and work to restore their status.

The LGBT WikiProject peer reviews articles on request. This is to encourage better articles by having other contributors provide ideas for improvement. The process is highly flexible and can deal with articles of any quality. This process is not an academic peer review by a group of experts in a particular subject, and articles that undergo this process should not be assumed to have greater authority than any other.

Watching articlesEdit

You can help maintain the quality of LGBT content on Wikipedia by reviewing recent edits and joining active discussions.