Posted by: Nicole Norfleet under People and neighborhoods. Updated: February 25, 2012 – 6:16 PM
Nellie Stone Johnson was the first black person elected to citywide office in Minneapolis when she got a seat on the Library Board in 1945. She was the first woman in the country to negotiate labor union contracts for equal pay for women. But despite Johnson’s accomplishments, she doesn’t have her own page on the internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. But that is going to change.
The event was aimed at trying to make Minneapolis-related entries more accurate and in depth as well as having residents take advantage of the library’s resources, said Ian Stade, a librarian at the James K. Hosmer Special Collections part of the library.
Even though Wikipedia has been criticized for the inaccurate and incomplete information of some of its entries, Stade said, librarians including himself use the site regularly.
“It’s not the only resource, but it can be a good resource to get started,” he said.
Wikipedia edit fests have been popping up at libraries across the country, according to a recent story in American Libraries magazine. Last October, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts hosted “Wikipedia! The Musical!,” an event dedicated to contributing to Wikipedia’s articles on musical theater. The Tom of Finland Foundation Library in Los Angeles had a “Queering Wikipedia Editathon” to create and update LGBT-related articles. The Chicago Public Library held an editathon devoted to President Obama’s early life and career, as well as information about his state, U.S. Senate, and presidential campaigns and elections.
About ten people made it out to the Minneapolis editathon, Stade said, on Saturday afternoon. Stade said the library will probably try hosting the event again.
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I did the shooting thinking to TOM OF FINLAND MEN like i wrote on the pic, “BULGES BICEPS AND BOOTS”, 3 simple characteristics that makes a man, sometimes, a real sex machine, full of sex appeal and sensuality: THE ESSENCE OF A REAL MAN. I prefer dressed men to naked pictures, cause they are stronger…inviting to feel this sexuality, looking at the SHAPES, using the fantasy!
I live in Rome, i was born in Taranto, on the sea, in south of Italy. I m a very passionate man…and all the shooting dedicated to Tom, i did is about..his idea of a man.
Friday, March 16
-Gear Night – Eagle LA
-Play Party – Threshold
Saturday, March 17
-Xposed - Abundant Sugar Space
-Bar Crawl – LA/S.F. Valley/Long Beach
-Rapture – Sanctuary
-Oink – TBA
Sunday, March 18
-Parking Lot Party – Faultline -Postponed Due to Imminent Weather-
-Bullet – NoHo – 3pm
Monday, March 19
-Church Service – MCC
Tuesday, March 20
-Head Shave/Bootblack Party
Antebellum Gallery. Happy Hour. No-Host Bar. Cigars. Head Shaving. 5pm – 9pm.
-Bondage Play Party – Sanctuary
Wednesday, March 21
-Hell on Wheels- Rollerway. Special Guest Andrew Epstein, Author of The Blonde Bomber.
Thursday, March 22
-Southland Honors – Circus Disco – Silent Auction
-After Party – Fubar’s
Friday, March 23
-BBQ Bondage Throw Down – Sanctuary
-Mr. LA Leather Cigar Social – Eagle LA
-The Assembly – Rough Trade Gear
Saturday, March 24
-Tow to Tow – Mr. LA Leather Contest and Meat Rack – Circus Disco
-Anvil Club – Threshold
Sunday, March 25
-Mr LA Leather 2012 Victory Brunch – Oil Can Harry’s
-End of the Road Street Fair – Threshold
Art & artists, drawing workshop, vendors, food, drink, smut, demos, DJ Candy, Indoor & Outdoor Fun, plus a Fashion Show and presentation @ 4PM.
The major retrospective of 70 rare and iconic drawings from 1928 to 1990 were on special loan from Tom of Finland Foundation’s permanent collection. The exhibition was a key highlight of the Homotopia Festival when Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008, attracting record audiences there of 7,000.
Cay Sevón, CEO Turku 2011 Foundation, said “The Tom of Finland retrospective was one of the most valuable parts of the artistic program of the European Capital of Culture year. The exhibition attracted significant national and international interest. The project will leave a permanent heritage in Turku. Tom of Finland Foundation has donated a piece of art to The City Museum for Modern Art, as a first work that we hope will build into a collection. Relatives of Tom (Touko Laaksonen) want to participate in supporting the establishment of such a collection, built especially on work, personal effects and memorabilia from Touko’s youth. Åbo Akademi University in Turku will start collecting written documents about and by Touko, particularly pertaining to Touko’s youth. The project in many ways has given us in Turku a gift of permanent relevance.”
The festival seeks new work from artists, theatremakers, producers and promoters for consideration for the autumn festival to be held in Liverpool in November 2012. The festival produces a critically acclaimed programme and we are interested in different levels of engagement & artist development which could be early R&D, new work and also completed projects that can be staged or presented in an eclectic variety of spaces from theatre, cinema, gallery or site specific.
Homotopia invites producers, community artists, promoters and professional artists to submit work for consideration for its autumn festival to be held at various venues across Liverpool between 1st-30th November 2012.
The final programme will be selected by Homotopia in consultation with partners and producers at host venues. Homotopia embraces a wide range of work and is keen to partner with existing companies/artists. Some of it is mainstream with a traditional appeal and some of it is innovative and experimental. Some work can focus on LGBT issues while other work can be related to LGBT themes.
All work submitted for consideration must either feature:
1. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) themes
2. Be of interest to an LGBT audience.
3. Be created or presented by LGBT artists.
Contestant Meet & Greet
Lenny Broberg Roast/Tribute
Making The Connection Seminars
Mr SF Leather Contest
Leather Alliance Beer & Booze
February 20, 2012. In just one week the city of Saint Petersburg could pass an outrageous bill that will make it a crime to read, write, speak or meet to discuss anything considered “Gay”. Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s number one tourist destinations. That’s why an international storm of bad publicity will force the Governor to think twice about the cost of signing this bill.
You have less than a week to act: tell the Governor of St. Petersburg that a city that muzzles artists, writers, musicians, citizens and visitors isn’t a city you plan to visit.
Conservatives in Saint Petersburg intent on passing this “Gay gag rule” believe they can casually dismiss calls from world leaders – and even the country’s own international treaty obligations respecting freedom of expression. But at the same time, Russian leaders recently announced that they want to invest $11 billion dollars to build their international reputation and attract tourists from around the world. St. Petersburg, Russia’s cosmopolitan “window to the west” is key to that strategy.
But they can’t have it both ways – a thriving tourist economy can’t coexist with a new law that will muzzle artists, writers, musicians and regular citizens who live in – or visit – the city.