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Due to a merge and some bizarre edits parts of LGBT reproduction no longer make sense. For example, it's not entirely clear what this sentence means, "many gay transgender men choose to freeze their eggs before transitioning". I'm going to try my best to correct the article but I don't have rollback rights so if someone who is familiar with this article could have a look at it that would be great because the last thing I want to do is try to fix it and make an even bigger mess of things.𝔓420°𝔓Holla 08:54, 30 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've tried to clean it up. If anyone else wants to weigh in on the removal of the omegaverse section, I'd appreciate it. It seems a bit odd, if not insulting, to add the fictional kink universe to the topic of real people and reproduction. If anything, the section 'in popular culture' could be used to showcase films and celebrities who are queer and have children. Sock-the-guy (talk) 20:32, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've removed the omegaverse section and will replace it with examples from media and celebrities later. I agree that it felt very irrelevant. AnnelidKing (talk) 09:59, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:11, 21 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New draft: Asexual flag[edit]

I tried to write about it in Draft:Asexual flag, but I don't know how much information about it exists or is registred. Any input/help? History, gallery with photographs, suggestions, etc. MikutoH (talk) 01:16, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Short term idea on Drag Names and sorting[edit]

Copied from Wikipedia:WikiProject Drag Race

I think that creating a hatnote for the Drag Names would be useful, something like what is in Category:Hatnote_templates_for_names. I'm not sure any of those exactly match what is needed here, but we can make our own. I'd like to use Bianca Del Rio, BenDelaCreme, Dwayne Cooper (Milan) and Monica Beverly Hillz as samples.

Something like "In this article, the person is referred to by their drag name: Bianca Del Rio. The ending part of the drag name should not be used as a Last Name and the person should be referred to by their entire drag name when referring to the performer while in their drag persona"

Capitalize the phrase "drag name"? Have *different* a different hatnote for Dwayne Cooper, we could probably use an argument to indicate that the article name shouldn't be used, but rather a specific drag name?Naraht (talk) 19:26, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello folks, Just dropping a line here about an article for a conference I started. Lajmmoore (talk) 11:47, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We're also running an in person introduction to editing in Leeds, West Yorks, UK. Would love to hear any top tips you have! Lajmmoore (talk) 22:35, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mixed he/they or she/they pronouns[edit]

There's a growing number of trans and non-binary people who use mixed pronouns like he/they and she/they. While we have he/him, she/her, and they/them redirects, we don't have he/they, she/they, or any other common variants. Should we create redirects for mixed pronouns like this? If so what would be the target? Or is mixed pronoun use like this perhaps notable enough a topic for its own article, and then we could redirect mixed used pronouns like this to that new article? Sideswipe9th (talk) 21:04, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think mixed pronoun use merits a whole article, but maybe a section of English personal pronouns. Funcrunch (talk) 21:36, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd support such a section. Historyday01 (talk) 22:54, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah that sounds like it'd be a good idea. Subsection of English personal pronouns#Gender looks like it'd fit. I'll see if I can draft up section tomorrow and then make some redirects. Sideswipe9th (talk) 02:25, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This section is written extremely concisely. I would recommend any addition take care to meet the single compact line length of the description of other pronoun configurations. Antisymmetricnoise (talk) 16:05, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

April Ashley birth name.[edit]

Recently there have been some bold edits, following up a non-consensus talk discussion, re-adding the birth name. I reverted the first one as it did not answer the standing talk page question about notability under the birth name, and felt like it failed the undue weight rationale behind MOS:DEADNAME. However I have hesitated to immediately revert a second change which has shown a clear attempt to balance the weight better, and with a high quality biographical source. I still think that in essence, re-adding the birth name is in itself an attempt to put weight on it that is not provided by any sources.

I have added a section to the talk page. Antisymmetricnoise (talk) 15:59, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Rapid-onset gender dysphoria controversy#Requested move 29 January 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 17:27, 29 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2023 Starbucks strike at AfD[edit]

---Another Believer (Talk) 16:18, 30 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Queer art#Requested move 11 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Killarnee (talk) 19:37, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tongzhi literature[edit]

Hello folks, I started an article for Taiwanese writer Chen Xue and saw that the queer genre she seems to write in has a page in French, but not English, in case anyone is interested. Lajmmoore (talk) 22:38, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cross-dressing in television[edit]

Hi editors! I am currently expanding a draft article contributing to cross-dressers or drag performers, that appeared on television. The draft article mostly mentions Drag Race but I know there are many other television series that includes drag performers. Future improvements are welcomed! 😊 — JuanGLP (talk/contribs) 14:46, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:JuanGLP, responded at Draft talk:Cross-dressing in television#Overlap, list and title issues. Mathglot (talk) 23:37, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good source available for LGBT rights in [country][edit]

Please see for lots of good information about every country (no really, every one) including tables of rights as well as opinion polls and surveys. Also sub-national entities like states, provinces, overseas territories, etc. Turns out that editors at these 44 country articles are already aware of it, but it's worthwhile citing this in every article of this type. (I'm vouching for completeness, not necessarily for reliability as I haven't examined where they are getting their data from, but it certainly seems reliable.) Mathglot (talk) 19:05, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Who Can Add Project Tag?[edit]

There's been scholarship about the queerness of William Cowper, and I added some of it to the article. He's one of the pre-eminent British poets of the 1800s. Am I able to assign a a tag for him for this project? Or is that something someone with specific permission from the project needs to do? If I don't get an answer in a reasonable time frame, I am going to assume I am free to add the tag. Sevey13 (talk) 08:44, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anyone can add such tags to article talk pages, and it's a fairly informal system. If you think the article might generally be in the interest of this wikiproject, then feel free to go ahead. This looks like a reasonable inclusion. If someone disagrees, it's just as easily removed. It's not something to put too much thought into, I think. ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 09:16, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Appreciate your reply. Sevey13 (talk) 18:02, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks good. Just to add to Maplestrip's comment, project participants can review what articles have been added to and removed from the project's scope at LGBT articles by quality log. (Additions are listed under "Assessed".)--Trystan (talk) 20:00, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changing Wikimedia category which uses dead name[edit]

Hello all! In preparation for a possible article on Morgana Ignis (I'm still gathering sources), a trans woman, voice actress, and puppeteer most recently known for her voice acting as a trans female character named Sallie Mae in Helluva Boss, I found a Wikimedia category which uses her dead name (the dead name is confirmed here and the Wikidata calls her "Morgana"). I'd like to change it, but I want to cite the right policy while doing so. Would citing MOS:DEADNAME as a reason for the change (to Morgana Inis) be sufficient? Or is there some other related policy for Wikimedia. I wasn't sure if this was brought up in the past on this project or not, but I thought I'd ask here regardless. Historyday01 (talk) 19:40, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Historyday01: I do not want to comment for making a general rule, but in this case since you intend to make a Wikipedia article, I recommend first making the Wikipedia article and confirming the person's name. After confirming the person's name, update Commons.
Wikimedia Commons does not have a discussion process for managing such things. Instead of trying to develop a process for Commons, establish the person's identity in English Wikipedia in the usual ways, then reconcile Commons with English Wikipedia. Bluerasberry (talk) 20:18, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, ok, that makes sense. I didn't know if there was a discussion process for managing such things, as you put it, on Wikimedia Commons or not, so I thought I'd ask. Historyday01 (talk) 20:25, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Death of Nex Benedict[edit]

A stub on the recent Death of Nex Benedict has been created, just in case anyone is interested in helping fill out its content. Sideswipe9th (talk) 00:37, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LGBT culture in Puerto Vallarta[edit]

I have nominated LGBT culture in Puerto Vallarta for Good article status. If promoted, this would be Wikipedia's first Good article about LGBT culture in a specific locale, as for as I know. I have addressed concerns from the first nomination and made other improvements. I invite project members to offer feedback, make improvements, or pick up the nomination, if interested. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:02, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]