On 30th June 2018, Gaylaxy and Feminism in India, in partnership with Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi and Embassy of Spain in India, organised a wikipedia editathon at Instituto Cervantes. The editathon was on Queer Pride Marches in India, and was the 3rd such editathon organised by Gaylaxy.
The event began with a discussion about the general rules of Wikipedia, before the participants immersed themselves in editing the wiki pages of various queer pride marches of India. A total of 16 people participated in this day long event. When we began with these queer wikipedia editathon last year, there were only 4 wiki pages on pride marches of Indian cities. At our first pride editathon last year, we created 10 new wiki pages and updated the previous 4. This year too we updated the 19 wiki pages, and created 1 new one.
In April this year, Gaylaxy and Feminism in India had conducted a wikipedia editathon on Trans Activists of South Asia. In the video below, editors of Gaylaxy and Feminism in India talk about why they conduct these editathons, and why are they important.
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