The LGBTA+ Wiki is intended to be a resource to learn about sexualities and genders, particularly those that don't have much information about them online. Before you start writing an article, read this page to make sure the page is relevant and allowed on this wiki.
After this you should read the style guide to ensure your page meets our standards for formatting.
- Articles must follow the community guidelines.
- Articles cannot promote hate speech. This includes anything that promotes TERF, truscum, or exclusionist ideology or anything that implies that these ideologies are legitimate. Making such articles can result in an indefinite ban.
- No pages that imply pedophilia, zoophilia, necrophilia, or similar are LGBT+. These will be treated as hate speech.
- Absolutely no "joke pages" or "satire pages." These pages will be treated with the same severity as if it were serious, regardless of your intentions.
- No "identities" that were created with the purpose of passive-aggressively complaining about another identity. No "identities" that were created to give an excuse to hate on other identities.
- Do not coin identities exclusive to minority groups you don't belong to/have no experience of. Inversely, do not coin terms that explicitly exclude people of minority groups you don't belong to (and are not on the basis of gender or sexuality). Additionally, do not make pages for exclusive identities which are exclusive to groups of which you're not part.
- No pages that are [specific person]sexual or [specific small group of people]sexual, real or fictional.
- Absolutely no pages that are [real life person]gender or [real life group of people]gender.
This wiki is for LGBT+ identities and terminology that is used by the LGBT+ community or is relevant to the existence of the LGBT+ community. All pages must be relevant to this. Additionally we have other rules on what is and is not within the intended scope of this wiki.
- No pages about kinks, fetishes, BDSM terms, sexual preferences (outside of imprisexual), or similar are allowed, that is outside the scope of this wiki and not appropriate for the intended audience.
- Alterhumans are not inherently LGBT+, we do not allow pages for specific alterhuman identities. The alterhuman page is only there as it is relevant to alterhumangenders and similar identities. Same goes for other pages that aren't inherently LGBT+.
- No pages for individuals, couples, or small groups. This wiki is for identities, terminology, and occasionally large or significant groups.
- No pages for LGBT+ sub-groups based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, politic affiliation, or ideologies (eg. Israeli transgender, queer anarchism, etc).
- No pages for specific subcategories of objectum, there is infinitely many of these identities and that is outside the scope of this wiki. We only allow pages for attractions to humans, humanoids, representations of humans/humanoids, or things of human-like intelligence.
New pages must be relevant and significant enough to warrant having a full page. The following are the guidelines for what is and is not considered significant enough for a full page:
- No pages for alternate spellings or alternate names of terms that already have a page, unless it's a redirect.
- No pages for individual pronoun sets.
- No pages specifically for a flag, alternate flag, or symbol.
- No pages that are [specific character]gender or [specific song]gender, with the definition "a connection to [character]" or "a connection to [song]." Unless the definition is more complex than that, the page will be deleted.
- We do not need a page for every possible combination of identities. Pages for "identity combinations" (ie. demisexual bisexual, heterosexual homoromantic, etc) are only allowed if they are 1) A combinations of two identities. We do not allow pages for combinations of three or more identities, unless all the identities are thematically connected by having the same prefix (ie. aroace agender). And 2) They must be exceptionally well known, significant, unique, use exceptionally common identities, or otherwise provide significant new information that cannot be put on any of the related pages. Pronoun variations (they/them lesbian, etc) count for this.
- We do not need a page for every possible demigender, -flux gender, or -girl, -boy, -nonbinary, etc, variation of a gender. These pages are redundant and there are infinitely many of these variations. Therefore, pages for specific demigenders, -flux genders, and other variations of genders are only allowed if they are exceptionally well known, significant, unique, or otherwise if significant new information is provided that cannot be put on any related pages.
- Similarly, no pages for combinations of genders where at least one of the genders is an uncommon or not widely used gender. There are infinite possible combinations of different genders, so pages for combination gender identities should not be made unless the genders involved in the combination are widely known and used, such as male, female, non-binary, agender, neutrois, and general xeninity (but NOT specific xenogenders). Examples of acceptable gender combination pages include enboy, male-female, xenogirl.
- We do not need a page for every possible romantic orientation. Any sexual orientation can have a romantic counterpart, so these pages are redundant. Pages for non-aro-spec romantic orientations should only be made if the identity is exceptionally well known, significant, unique, or if significant new information is provided that cannot be put on the -sexual version of the identity.
- Similarly, we do not need a page for every possible specific tertiary orientation. Pages for specific tertiary orientations should only be made if the identity is exceptionally well known, significant, unique, uses an exceptionally common prefix, or if the page otherwise provides significant new information that cannot be put on any related pages.
- Do not add redirect pages for no reason. Only add redirect pages if 1) Multiple names for the term are commonly used. (Do not make redirect pages for uncommon alternate names.) Or 2) Many links already exist to this page and it would be hard to change all of them to the main page.
Allowed With Restrictions
Some pages that ARE allowed, but have certain guidelines regarding them.
- The "beware", "bigoted groups", and "exclusionist groups" categories are strictly for terms that exist and are used. Do not attempt to "create" new identities specifically to go in this category or create names for "new" groups.
- We DO allow pages for identities that are reclaimed slurs. However, the page must firstly and primarily focus on it's usage as an identity. The usage as a slur should be mentioned but should not be the main focus of the article.
- You do NOT have to ask to make a page.
- You do NOT have to personally identify as something to make a page for it (as long as you are able to accurately understand the concept, and it is not an exclusive identity you do not qualify for).
- Do not directly copy/paste the definition from somewhere else without checking if the grammar is correct (and/or checking if it is in the correct point of view and is not first or second person).
- If you make a page for an identity and the definition is identical to a pre-existing term then your page may be deleted.
- A pronoun set is not a gender. Any "gender" pages that are just defined as someone who uses a given pronoun set will be deleted.
- This is not a social media platform. Do not make a page to promote discord servers, social media accounts, or other websites.
- You are responsible for making sure your page meets the standards listed here and in the style guide. If there are minor aspects that are wrong, it can be edited. If there are major sections that are wrong or missing, or the page is incomprehensible, then it will be deleted.