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Description

WikiQueer is a web-based, free-content encyclopedia project, based on an openly editable model, specifically for and by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally communities.

In a manner similar to Wikipedia, WikiQueer is written collaboratively by Internet volunteers who write without pay. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to WikiQueer articles (except in certain cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism). Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or with their real identity, if they choose.


Management

WikiQueer's Global Advisory Board, Content Partners and WikiQueer's parent organization, The Aequalitas Project, oversee the administrative and strategic aspects of WikiQueer. However, all members of the WikiQueer community are encouraged to provide input on the future direction of WikiQueer and take the initiative to create new content or projects!


Content

While there is almost no limit to the amount and types of information that could be made available, there is currently a focus on these major areas:

If there is a new content area you are interested in developing, you are welcome and encouraged to take the initiative to do so.


History

WikiQueer was founded by MeatballWiki user GregoryVarnum in 2010. The database and technical structure for WikiQueer was launched on National Coming Out Day, October 11, 2010. After the formal creation of The Aequalitas Project in March 2011, work began on developing WikiQueer. WikiQueer officially began it's soft launch on July 25th, 2011 - with a grand opening coming in the following months.


TourBusStop

 name: WikiQueer
 tour bus stop URL:  http://www.wikiqueer.org/w/WikiQueer:TourBusStop
 host and e-mail: http://www.wikiqueer.org/w/WikiQueer:Contact
 language: English
 mission:  free encyclopedia and resource hub for the queer communities that you can edit
 wiki-software (clone) used: MediaWiki
 geographical location: United States
 neighbourhood:
   Wikipedia
   OutHistory?
 date of birth: October 11, 2010
 pages/homepages: 
 open or closed: open
 tour connections / current: none
 tour connections / wanted: 
   MediaWiki Tour
   Eclectic Wiki Tour
 date of last update (this template): 8/8/2011


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