On the occasion of EuroPride, which will be held this year from September 12 to 18 in Belgrade, Wikimedia Serbia is organizing a online edit-a-thon in which Wikipedia volunteers in Europe and all over the world will write and improve articles on topics of LGBTIQ+ terms, persons, organizations, festivals, books, cinematography and all other topics that support human rights and differences.
Europride is a pan-European international LGBTIQ+ event that features parades, festivals and other cultural activities. It was founded in 1992 and has since then been taking place in different cities across Europe annually. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, will be the first city in Southeast Europe and the first outside the EEA (European Economic Area) to host a major event for the pan-European LGBTI+ community.
If you want to support the event and get more information, you can contact Nevena Rudinac via the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 september: Queer History in the Digital: We are here, we are queer – where is our history?
While global historical events shaped the LGBTIAQ+ community as a whole forever, regional communities are also deeply shaped by their own countries history and culture and have their own distinct queer history to tell. On the 18th of September, the last day of EuroPride 2022 we want to invite the LGBTIAQ+ wiki community to discuss queer European history in the digital space.
The digital space offers members of the LGBTIAQ+ community resources, information and ways to connect with each other. People are able to find their truth and their community through the internet. Still, the absence of queer history in digital spaces is overwhelming and the community has to fight every day to keep information online and accessible. In celebration of EuroPride 2022, we want to highlight ongoing projects in the European community at this event and discuss how we can document European queer history online, make it more accessible and how we can stand together when faced with both resistance and risks while doing so. What problems do we encounter individually or as a community at large? What inspires you? What part of your own local queer history do you want to see online?
Date: 18th of September 2022
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Language: The main language of the event will be English
Event tool: Zoom