Efforts to preserve queer history is often complicated by the fact that much of it was censored, destroyed, distorted, hidden, ignored, forgotten, or just simply not told.
But here's a nifty way to help educate others about Vancouver's queer histories (and herstories) and learn online editing skills at the same time—and it's all free.
Simon Fraser University is holding a Vancouver queer history Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Monday (January 12) at their Burnaby campus (Bennett Library, Research Commons, seminar room 7010).
For those who haven't edited Wikipedia before, there's a workshop (not required but highly recommended) on how to do so in the morning (10 a.m. to 12 noon).
Lunch will be provided from 12 to 1 p.m., with the editing marathon running from 12 to 3 p.m.
Participants should bring information and stories about local queer history (and any relevant documentation), such as activism, politics, and cultural activities, as well as their own laptop.
To register, click here.