Hi, EarthFurst, and welcome aboard as an editor on the LGBT Info wiki! Please feel free to create and edit articles which are relevant to LGBT history and issues, as there is plenty of room for more information on this population. Also, feel free to message me or the other sysops on this wiki if you need help with anything. Peace! --RayneVanDunem 05:20, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion explanation page

Dear Sir or Ma'am,

Please review this page and let me know what you think. I'm also sending a copy of this e-mail to Rayne Van Dunem.

LGBT Info:Criteria for speedy deletion

Thank you, DragonMage 21:44, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

Switch to WikiFur-like category hierarchy

I think it will be easier to manage the categories by WikiFur's system. I'm sick of managing so many categories that were imported from their Wikipedia counterparts. --RayneVanDunem 00:17, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

Your thoughts on the BDSM category and its numerous articles

Please read this: Category_talk:BDSM Thanks, DragonMage 23:05, March 30, 2010 (UTC) aka Mike

Spam link on a user page

Hi, I just wanted to alert you to a foreign language spam link at User:Nelli94292 thanks, DragonMage 20:08, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

and here is another User:Fanya26452

Your input

Hi, just wanted to inform you that we need your input on sysop and bureaucrat nominations, especially if you want to achieve a higher position on the wiki. Thanks. --RayneVanDunem 23:29, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

Torino LGBT Film Festival

Hi, I came across a page that you had barely started and I added some basic info. Feel free to change it, the page just looked lonely. :-D Torino GLBT Film Festival - DragonMage 21:54, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

my bio

My bio was marked for speedy delete. I edited to highlight more of my gay music activities. I would also like to point out the just being out in the classical musical world helps normalize being gay. Brian Wilbur Grundstrom Composer --Brianwilbur 01:40, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

New Look Coming to Lifestyle

EarthFurst, Howdy! Quick reminder, in case you missed the site notice last week. The Lifestyle category, which includes the wiki you are an admin for, is among the first to test out our new look (read more about the new look)!

You've been added to the beta group where you can access the Theme Designer to prepare your wiki for the change over. Starting tomorrow (October 6,2010) all anonymous viewers of your wiki will see it with the new look. We've created a Transition Guide with tips and best practices in the Community blog or my announcement for Lifestyle admins has even more tips. Please let me know if you have any questions.

JeskaD 19:03, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Custom Theme


I'm working with our design team to create a custom theme for the LGBT wiki, please let me know if you have any thoughts about what type of look/feel you'd like for the wiki!

JeskaD 00:35, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Theme Live

Hi! We've added the new theme (color, background, logo) to the wiki. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Post any comments, thoughts, suggestions to my talk page.

Cheers - --JeskaD 00:13, November 12, 2010 (UTC)

Deleting Photos

Is it possible to delete a couple of the photos which I have previously uploaded?


Dan Collier, Gay New Yorker 14:30, April 13, 2011 (UTC)danc09Dan Collier, Gay New Yorker 14:30, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

Is it possible to delete a couple of the photos which I have previously uploaded?


Dan Collier, Gay New Yorker 14:30, April 13, 2011 (UTC)danc09Dan Collier, Gay New Yorker 14:30, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back. Please delete the following photos:

Robert and Dan Gay Couple.jpg

Gay male 2011.jpg


Much appreciated,


Problem page

Hi :)

I'm leaving this for you as the most recently active admin here. I've removed a article until it can be fully reviewed (see the deletion log for details). We've had a complaint that it implies the the subject was in a relationship with an underage girl - which obviously could be a serious allegation. Possibly the article could be rewritten to give full sources and remove any speculation?

To be clear, it's not the sexuality that the people emailing are concerned about, but the under-age aspect (they are family of the woman concerned). Please can you have a look at this and see if it can be rewritten or should be left deleted? This isn't Wikipedia of course, but their policies on writing biographies can be useful sometimes:[1]. Thanks -- sannse WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 01:53, August 11, 2011 (UTC)

Emmie, Pop's First Lesbian love song

Ralph, Let's call her Ralph 19:27, August 14, 2011 (UTC)Sannse, Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate the position of Wikipedia. Please thank everyone at Wikipedia for me. To paraphrase, a comment that made it all worth for me. " At 13, I would have considered myself blessed beyond belief to be with someone like Laura Nyro. I have known two other women who had loving long-term relationships that began when they were in their mid-teens and the other woman was in her early thirties." I will consider submitting a bowdlerized verson. The nub of the problem is how to present the phenomenon of the flame/crush relationship, vis-a-vis "Emmie". By it's character, a flame/crush relationship involves an older/younger bonding that is more than mere friendship. I will, notwithstanding, post this on the recommended talk page. Agape. Ralph, Let's call her Ralph 19:10, August 14, 2011 (UTC .

That "At 13" quote (from where? Soul Picnic book?), in and of itself doesn't say to me that Laura Nyro was in a relationship with a teen. Looked at Emmie lyrics at and see no "Mama" in Emmie lyrics. --EarthFurst 15:21, August 17, 2011 (UTC)

Sandbox protocol Emmie, Pop's First Lesbian love song

Ralph, Let's call her Ralph 20:15, August 14, 2011 (UTC)Sannse, et al,

Is there a way that a draft procedure could be set up to encourage others to give advice and comment about resubmitting the Emmie article. The mere claim that "Emme" may be a first is significant in LGBTQ history. e.g. here is a brief example.

Emmie is a track on the 1968 album Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro released on March 3, 1968. Alanna Nash in her April 25, 1997 music comment "Passion Player",,287629,00.html on touted “Emmie” as “pop’s first lesbian love song.”

Pete Johnson in his June 1968 review of the song in Coast FM & Fine Arts (p.50) commented “There is a momentary shock at hearing a woman romancing another woman…”

Michele Kort in her biography of Laura Nyro, “Soul Picnic” reported on p.60, the Ellen Sander claim about her being the partial inspiration for “Emmie”. Laura’s reply was reputed to have been “…Well, it’s sort of a combination of you and someone else…”

Ari Fox Lauren, a recognized theorist on the music (sans lyrics) of Laura Nyro, is of the opinion, “Emmie” and “Désiree” “are open expressions of same-sex attraction on Laura’s part.”

Would this not be sufficien to post the article. As you can see I need help with conforming the links.

Changed html above into plain text. Article at Emmie (Laura Nyro song).
Sannse said, "As I understand it, it's not the sexuality issue that's upsetting people, it's the allegation of an adult/child relationship." The moderated premise merely listes authorities. It appears that the latest listing by the Dan/Jan Nigro is a gross contradiction. This is an attempt to end run the import of this LGBT project wiki site: namely that "Emmie" was an open expression of female same sexuality rarely heard in the popular music of the day. Ralph, Let's call her Ralph 08:58, August 24, 2011 (UTC)

Re: "Emmie' Laura Nyro Song. I did a resubmission circa August 24, 2011 after the page was deleted. Dan Nigro repersenting the Family added a long introductory justification denying any same-sex theme. On September 2 and today September 13, 2011 I added rebuttals and resource links justifying "Emmie" as an open expression of same-sex attraction.Ralph, Let's call her Ralph 07:35, September 14, 2011 (UTC)

Portuguese HIV/AIDS videos

I just noticed somebody added some Portuguese language HIV/AIDS videos. What's your feeling on this? I don't want to discourage contributors, but we are an English language wiki. I don't know how many Portuguese speakers visit this site. What are your thoughts? -- DragonMage (talk) 16:21, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

Would it be possible to have a ? Similar to there being . --EarthFurst (talk) 08:22, October 3, 2014 (UTC)

LGBT flags category

EarthFur, quoting from your comment section on File:Gay_flag.svg, you said:

Category:LGBT flags . I notice there's also Category:Gay pride flags (make GPF a subcat of Category:LGBT flags ? merge GPF into Category:LGBT flags?

My preference would be to merge Gay Pride flags into LGBT flags. LGBT sounds more inclusive. Also, the GPF category only has two items in it anyway. -- DragonMage (talk) 16:18, January 16, 2015 (UTC)

All I want to do is help the LGBTIQA community. I want to help protect the people called zoos too. The bronies are precious to me. Their hearts are pure. 20:10, November 21, 2015 (UTC) would you do something on trey songz as i heard he came out not to long ago?

Red links everywhere :o

I was going to make some edits to Gay pride and I noticed a LOT of redlinks there. I then saw them all over this wiki. It appears to be a result of copying lots of content from Wikipedia, which includes links to content on Wikipedia that doesn't exist here.

What do you think of removing those links entirely? Or maybe removing some selectively, and leaving a few in place where there should be a page here too? OR I could leave the links in place, but point them to the Wikipedia page (so instead of a red link to Pride, it would point to Wikipedia:Pride.

...or I could just leave them all alone when I make my edits. :P What do you think? Advice? Has this been discussed before somewhere? Thanks!

—[ iynque ][ Talk | Contributions | 22:41, 26 Apr 2016 ]