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Wiki Loves Pride Edit-A-Thons Improve LGBT Content On Wikipedia

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Last month, Wikipedia launched a series of Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thons to improve LGBT-related content on various Wikimedia projects.

The edit-a-thons aim to increase “the number of people and perspectives contributing to LGBT information on the site, as well as encouraging institutions to add their authority information, research and images to the public domain.”

Edit-a-thons have already taken place in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon.  Future edit-a-thons are planned for Atlanta and Houston and for Bangalore and Delhi, India.


Actor Ron Livingston Sues Over 'Malicious' Gay Rumors on Wikipedia

LlivingstonActor Ron Livingston has filed a lawsuit because, he says, he's being subject to ongoing harassment on Wikipedia by an unknown editor of his page there to make it look as though he's in a gay relationship.

TMZ reports: "Ron -- who married a woman earlier this year -- claims some mystery Internet bandit began relentlessly changing his Wiki page to say he's in a relationship with a man named Lee Dennison ... a claim Livingston says is completely false and 'malicious.' According to the lawsuit, filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, the Wiki-hacking began back in May -- and every time Ron's reps remove the false info from his Wiki page ... the bandit 'changes them back almost immediately.' And it gets better: Ron believes the perp also created fake Facebook profiles for himself and Lee, and both pages claim the two are 'In a relationship' with each other. Livingston is suing for libel, invasion of privacy and for using his name and likeness without his permission. Damages haven't been specified."


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