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It’s June! You know what that means, it’s a time to celebrate PRIDE! We want to celebrate all of the fantastic, diverse editors and readers we have on the Fandom platform together.

What better way to celebrate than another editing marathon, this time about LGBTQIA+ characters and content! If this sounds like fun to you, dear reader, then read on for the hot details!

Before we go on, though, we want to highlight Wookieepedia Pride: an in-wiki project to highlight LGBTQIA+ characters in the Star Wars universe.

So What's the plan

From Thursday June 3 to Wednesday June 9, we will be leading an effort to organize and focus editors on contributing to LGBTQIA+ wikis. Each community selected has its own specific needs, but the project’s focus is to have fun and collaboratively edit.

How Do I Get Involved?

That’s the easy part! Hop over to our dedicated Discord server and sign up! You’re welcome to work on as many or as few wikis as you have time and interest. There are jobs big and small, so there’s something to do for everyone. Don’t worry about your skill level; we would love to include you and help you.

What Communities Are You Editing?


Revolutionary Girl Utena

Utena Tenjou

Character: Utena Tenjou

Why are they a role model: Utena is the one of the bisexual female leads of this dark, magical story. The anime was released in 1997 and was considered to be ahead of its time. Utena is a character who ignores her expected gender role and fights to be free, living the way that is best for her.

Wiki Needs:

  • Main page theme, wordmark, favicon
  • Basic community rules page
  • Character information


Brookyln Nine-Nine

Raymond Holt

Character: Raymond Holt

Why are they a role model: For Raymond Holt, sexuality is portrayed as one aspect of this complex character, but Brooklyn 99 does not shy away from commenting on Raymond’s struggles as a black, gay cop. Viewers are able to see both Raymond’s past as well as his loving relationship with his husband, Kevin.

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


Bugsnax

Chandlo Funkbun

Character: Chandlo Funkbun and Snorpy Fizzlebean

Why are they a role model: Chadlo and Snorpy are one of two gay couples in Bugsnax, and fully formed characters with their own personalities and desires outside of their relationship. Their storylines focus on bettering themselves for the sake of the other.

Wiki Needs:

  • Mainpage clean up
  • Character information


Celeste

Madeline

Character: Madeline

Why are they a role model: At first blush, Celeste is about a young woman dealing with anxiety and mental health issues as she climbs a mountain that further symbolizes her struggles. However, when game director Maddy Thorsen confirmed that the main character Madeline was trans, much of the game was recontextualized for players, and the overcoming of her struggles given newfound meaning.

Wiki Needs:

  • Main page/theme
  • Update navigation
  • Items on the wiki’s to-do list
  • Scrub director’s deadname from the wiki and replace all instances with “Maddy Thorson”
  • Character information


Nier

Kainé

Character: Kainé (intersex)

Why are they a role model: As a child, Kainé was made an outcast by her village due to her intersex condition, and later because she was possessed by a demon. As an adult, her choice of clothing forces those around her to acknowledge that she’s a woman, and denotes her hard-earned confidence. With a crass demeanor and unshakable will, Kainé learns to accept the love and admiration of those around her and reciprocate those feelings during the events of the Nier game.

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


What if I don’t want to work on those?

That’s ok! Just because we’ve singled out some specific characters doesn’t mean we’re going to neglect all the other great LGBTQIA+ characters and wikis!

Here are some other small projects you can take on:


Wiki: Stars Align

Character: Yu Asuka

Wiki Needs:

  • Main page/theme
  • Page layout/style conformity
  • Character information


Wiki: The Good Fight (The Good Wife spin-off)

Character: Maia Rindell

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


Wiki: Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon Index)

Character: Hana

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information
  • Main page/theme


Wiki: Modern Family

Character: Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


Wiki: Game of Thrones

Character: Oberyn Martell

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


Wiki: DC Database

Character: Wonder Woman - Diana Prince or other LGBTQIA+ characters

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


Wiki: The Last of Us

Characters: Ellie and Lev

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


Wiki: Assassin’s Creed

Characters: Alexios and Kassandra

Wiki Needs:

  • Character information


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