The central goal of the category system is to provide navigational links to all LGBTQIA+ Wiki pages in a hierarchy of categories which readers, knowing essential characteristics of a topic, can browse and quickly find sets of pages on topics that are defined by those characteristics.


Categories should be created when they can encompass a significant number of relevant articles. New ideas for a category should be brought to an administrator, who will decide whether or not the potential new category meets the necessary standards. If a category is created without staff permission, it may be subject to immediate deletion.

After adding a category to a page, the category itself also still needs to be created by going to the category page and adding the following:

  • a short description of what the category is about
  • a parent category this new category belongs to, so all the categories are connected to each other to form a logical and easy to navigate category tree

Naming conventions

  • Standard article naming conventions apply (see Manual of Style), specifically the use of sentence case for categories. E.g. Sexual orientation, not Sexual Orientation.
  • Names of topic categories should be singular, normally corresponding to the name of an article. E.g. Gender identity, not Gender identities.

Categorizing pages

Each categorized page should be placed in all categories to which it logically belongs.

All categories

This section is to look at the structure of the wiki in category format. All categories are listed but not the articles themselves. Click on the [+] to expand a category. Check Special:CategoryTree for "article" listings.