Policies and guidelines have been developed on LGBTQIA+ Wiki to further our goal of creating an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and respected. This Fandom-managed wiki aims to provide an objective, educational, and comprehensive resource about all things relating to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Since this is a freely editable database, some rules have been created to apply to all members of this community. If you have any questions or concerns about these rules, please do not hesitate to reach out to an administrator.
- Age restrictions. Members must be 13 or older or even 16 or older when you reside in California and the EEA (excluding the UK).
- Do not abuse, harass, threaten, or intimidate other users.
- Do not spam, post advertisements, or post solicitations of business.
- Do not post any inappropriate content including content that is obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law. This includes content that contains homophobia, transphobia, ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, or encourages criminal conduct.
- Do not vandalize pages.
- Do not circumvent bans.
Because this wiki is based on LGBTQIA+ topics, we ask that everyone follow these guidelines to contribute to a safe environment for people of all sexualities and gender identities:
- Be inclusive and open to others. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of how they identify.
- Treat people as individuals; don't expect a single person or their experiences to represent an entire community.
- Respect everyone's identity and use the terms that someone uses for themselves by mirroring their language.
- Respect people's pronouns. Use the correct pronouns when you know them, and if you don't know, ask!
- Don't assume people's pronouns. Even if you are correct, this can send a harmful message that you have to look or act a specific way to be seen as a certain gender. To avoid misgendering someone, use they/them/theirs pronouns until you have the opportunity to ask them.
- Don't use deadnames, both for other users and the people/characters you write about.
- Never out someone's orientation or gender identity or pressure them to out themselves.
- Don't use slurs or homophobic, transphobic (including exorsexism), aphobic or biphobic language, even if it's not directed at anyone in particular.
- Do not invalidate the identities or experiences of anyone or exclude people from identifying a certain way.
- Do not force labels onto others, whether it be a specific person or speaking generally. How someone chooses to label themselves is a personal decision.
- Do not assume the identities of others or demand details of anyone’s identity. No one is required to disclose their identity in order to be part of this community.
- Speak up—if you see something offensive, report it to admins or Special:Contact. If it's about another person, please contact them for their permission before advocating on their behalf.
LGBTQIA+ Wiki Policies
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Where do our policies come from?
These guidelines are managed by Fandom Staff, and they generally come from one of two sources:
- From a standard or good practice that has been followed for some time and has become an established precedent.
- From a deliberate proposal by a user. Want to make such a suggestion? Contact an administrator, who can then decide to take this further and reach out to the appropriate staff member.
Most of the policies that fall under the first category are derived from similar practices on other wikis. Polices are changed and/or introduced as needed.