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Help Wikipedia by uploading your photos of events like this pride parade in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities are underrepresented on Wikipedia. In the month of June, Pride Month, you can help to change this.

Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across several Wikimedia projects and to celebrate LGBT culture and history. Wiki Loves Pride is an initiative of Wikimedia LGBT+, an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The goals of Wikimedia LGBT+ are to encourage LGBT cultural organizations to use Wikimedia projects and to adopt the values of free culture and open access; to promote Wikimedia projects as a tool for strengthening LGBT communities; and to create and expand the overall quality of content of interest to LGBT communities on Wikimedia projects in all languages.

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Even the bikers were colorful at Europride 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. Photo by Nikodem Nijaki, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

In 2014, Wiki Loves Pride events took place in several locations around the world, including in seven cities in the United States and three in India. Check out the 2014 results or view images from the LGBT photo challenge hosted by Wikimedia Commons.

This year, we need your help to photograph pride parades, LGBT districts, and LGBT cultural landmarks, then release the photographs under a free licence.

To contribute, you can use the Commons Upload tool to upload your photographs directly to Wikimedia Commons where they can be used immediately on any Wikimedia project. You can also upload your photographs to Flickr with a public domain, Creative Commons (CC0 license).

If you want to use Flickr, email us and let us know where your photographs are, so we can add them to Wikipedia pages and to our image galleries to create and improve LGBT-related Wikipedia articles.

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A unique display of pride in Cape Town, South Africa’s gay village, De Waterkant. Photo by HelenOnline, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

If you have questions about any aspects of this process please get in touch!

Dorothy Howard and Jason Moore
Wikimedia LGBT+