WikiQueer:Global Advisory Board

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WikiQueer Global Advisory Board

The Global Advisory Board is the highest editorial and advisory body within WikiQueer. This diverse group of individuals from across the globe provides feedback on the future direction of WikiQueer and provides counsel on challenging editorial decisions.

Criteria

Members are selected by The Aequalitas Project, with input from current members, based on their contributions to these fields:

  • Advocacy
  • Ballot initiative leadership
  • Civil rights law
  • Communications
  • Faith-based outreach
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Historical studies
  • Journalism
  • Mobile app development
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public education
  • Political science
  • Queer studies
  • Social justice
  • Social media
  • Sociology
  • Web development

While a basic understanding of wikis and the Internet is helpful, it is not a requirement for membership. Anyone with leadership experience and an eagerness to participate in the project is encouraged to apply.

A diverse background is appreciated, as such, identifying as queer is NOT a requirement for participation on the Global Advisory Board.

Expectations

Members of the Council are expected to donate at least 1-3 hours a month to the project.

This time can be used in a variety of ways. That includes, but is not limited to:

  • Getting the word about the project out
  • Helping develop strategic plans
  • Expanding WikiQueer's content
  • Suggesting new initiatives
  • Developing your own ideas further
  • Securing funding for WikiQueer
  • Developing or presenting online trainings

This flexibility makes membership very manageable for folks with restrictive and demanding schedules.

All members are asked to be available to respond to emails from system administrators within 5 days. This is especially important when you are asked to advise on an editorial decision.

Communication is handled online and archived for your convenience. Google App, Gmail and project management support is available to members who request it.

Administrator access

Being a member of the Global Advisory Board does not guarantee administrator access will be approved. Global Advisors are permitted to request administrator rights directly from the Lead Administrator, who may then consult with other members of the Global Advisory Board. While Global Advisors may opt out of the public request for administration duties, they are not elevated to any higher level than other WikiQueer Administrators and are held to the same policies, procedures and expectations.

Applying

Anyone is welcome to apply to join the Board by contacting WikiQueer. Please be sure to mention the username you selected when registering your WikiQueer account.

Inaugural Member Designation

Inaugural Member Designation

Individuals that join prior to or during the soft launch may be considered for Inaugural membership status of the Global Advisory Board and receive special recognition.

Tasks and requests

Anyone can see the pending task list for the Advisory Board and make requests on ideas or topics for the Advisory Board to consider, discuss or respond to.

Current Members

Name
(username) / (admin username)
Background Location Joined
Inaugural member
*Varnum, GregoryGregory Varnum (WikiGregory) Organization Lead, The Aequalitas Project *United States of America, Washington, DCWashington, District of Columbia and Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America *02010-10-10 October 10, 2010
*Lester, MichaelMichael Lester (Moikl) Secretary, The Aequalitas Project *New York, New York, United States of America *02011-03-01 March 1, 2011
*Luttermoser, JeffreyJeffrey Luttermoser Treasurer, The Aequalitas Project *Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America *02011-03-01 March 1, 2011
*Allen, John M.John M. Allen Legal Counsel, The Aequalitas Project *Detroit, Michigan, United States of America *02011-03-01 March 1, 2011
*Montgomery, JeffreyJeffrey Montgomery Strategic Counsel, The Aequalitas Project *Detroit, Michigan, United States of America *02011-03-01 March 1, 2011
*Slater, The Rev. Dr. JoAnn KennedyThe Rev. Dr. JoAnn Kennedy Slater Spiritual Counsel, The Aequalitas Project *Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America *02011-06-10 June 10, 2011
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Becker, John M.John M. Becker Director of Communications & Development, Truth Wins Out Burlington, Vermont, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
Bouldin, Darrell L.Darrell L. Bouldin (Darrell) Activist, Political & Social Media Consultant Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America 02012-06-07 June 7, 2012
Brown, Michelle ElizabethMichelle Elizabeth Brown Author and Community Organizer Southfield, Michigan, United States of America 02011-07-09 July 9, 2011
Buckmire, RonRon Buckmire Associate Professor, Occidental College Los Angeles, California, United States of America 02011-07-21 July 21, 2011
Carmona, JayJay Carmona Community Organizer Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America 02011-08-01 August 1, 2011
Cohen, JoshJosh Cohen Senior Program Manager, Microsoft New York, New York, United States of America 02012-06-07 June 7, 2012
Colby, MichaelMichael Colby Program Director, Harvey Milk Foundation Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02011-11-22 November 22, 2011
Crandall, RachelRachel Crandall Executive Director, TransGender Michigan Warren, Michigan, United States of America 02012-03-09 March 9, 2012
Dillon, NatashaNatasha Dillon Founding Member, Queer Rising New York, New York, United States of America 02011-08-04 August 4, 2011
Finol, DamianDamian Finol Wikimedian Los Angeles, California, United States of America 02013-01-20 January 20, 2013
Frisch, KarlKarl Frisch Founding Partner, Bullfight Strategies Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America 02012-06-07 June 7, 2012
Gardner, AlisonAlison Gardner (VenusPlusX) Co-founder, VenusPlusX Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America 02011-08-01 August 1, 2011
Gerson, DerekDerek Gerson Founder, Equalize Youth San Francisco, California, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
Halterman, MikeMike Halterman (Mike Halterman) Editor, HotSpots Magazine Tampa, Florida, United States of America 02012-04-05 April 5, 2012
Heitzenrater, SethSeth Heitzenrater (Sethheitz) International Steering Committee, Harvey Milk Day Santa Cruz, California, United States of America 02011-06-30 June 30, 2011
Hooper, JeremyJeremy Hooper Editor & Publisher, Good As You New York, New York, United States of America 02012-06-06 June 6, 2012
Jervis, JoeJoe Jervis Editor & Publisher, Joe. My. God. New York, New York, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
Kohler, WillWill Kohler Website Owner & Journalist, Back2Stonewall Covington, Kentucky, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
Levy, Ricci JoyRicci Joy Levy (RLevy) Executive Director, The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America 02011-07-28 July 28, 2011
MacKay, DanielDaniel MacKay (DanielMacKay‏) Publisher, Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 02011-08-12 August 12, 2011
McCall, DirkDirk McCall Director, Communications & Marketing, GMHC New York, New York, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
McElrath Renna, CathyCathy McElrath Renna Managing Partner, Renna Communications Queens, New York, United States of America 02011-06-12 June 12, 2011
McElrath Renna, LeahLeah McElrath Renna Managing Partner, Renna Communications Queens, New York, United States of America 02011-06-12 June 12, 2011
Morris, TomTom Morris (Tom) Deputy Lead Administrator, WikiQueer London, England, United Kingdom 02012-07-11 July 11, 2012
Nieto, GloriaGloria Nieto Community Organizer San Jose, California, United States of America 02011-07-28 July 28, 2011
Paumier, GuillaumeGuillaume Paumier (GPaumier) Author and Wikipedia Editor France, ToulouseToulouse, France 02012-02-09 February 9, 2012
Rae, GregoryGregory Rae Producer New York, New York, United States of America 02012-06-06 June 6, 2012
Renfro, DanielDaniel Renfro (Drenfro‏‎) Senior Software Engineer, VistaPrint Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02012-02-22 February 22, 2012
Roberts, MonicaMonica Roberts Editor & Publisher, TransGriot Houston, Texas, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
Rogers, MichaelMichael Rogers Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Raw Story Media, Inc. Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America 02013-02-16 February 16, 2013
Satorie-Robinson, H AlexanderH Alexander Satorie-Robinson Chief Development Officer, Creative Alliance Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America 02011-06-12 June 12, 2011
Shields, JohnJohn Shields (CaptainJohn‏‎) Principal, Ascendance Communications Schuyler, Virginia, United States of America 02011-07-09 July 9, 2011
Strub, SeanSean Strub Founder and Advisory Editor, POZ Magazine New York, New York, United States of America 02012-01-18 January 18, 2012
Stevens, JanJan Stevens (Soldiablo) Redmond Business Solutions Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America 02011-06-12 June 12, 2011
Tessier, Brian J.Brian J. Tessier President, We Hear The Children Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02011-06-12 June 12, 2011
Toy, JamesJames Toy Office of Institutional Equity, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America 02011-08-01 August 1, 2011
Vela, MoeMoe Vela President / CEO, Moe Vela LLC Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America 02012-06-08 June 8, 2012
Villarreal, DanielDaniel Villarreal e-Journalist, Media Educator, and LGBT Cultural Critic Austin, Texas, United States of America 02012-06-07 June 7, 2012
Wheeler-Smith, AmyAmy Wheeler-Smith Juris Doctor Candidate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School United States of America, MichiganMichigan, United States of America 02011-07-02 July 2, 2011
Windmeyer, Shane L.Shane L. Windmeyer Executive Director, Campus Pride Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America 02011-06-30 June 30, 2011

Former members

Name
(username) / (admin username)
Background Location Service
Inaugural member
Massey, DanDan Massey (VenusPlusX) Co-founder, VenusPlusX Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01) - January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28) (546 days)