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Welcome to the new wiki. It's important that we keep the wiki factual and unbiased, so make sure you have references available for any statement of fact or opinion that you edit into the page. Opinions should be noted as such.

References should be given in the Modern Language Association citation style:

Quick examples:

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2000. Print.
"Transgender." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 14 Jul. 2010.
Journal Article:
Gibson B, Catlin AJ. "Care of the child with the desire to change gender--Part I". Pediatr Nurs. Jan-Feb (2010);36(1):53-9. Print.
"Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act." Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign, 28 Jun. 2010. Web. 14 Jul. 2010.
Blog Entry:
Linda J. "DADT update." Transgender Life and Friends., 29 May 2010. Web. 14 Jul. 2010.

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:What should we do in the case that we have no references available for a statement commonly accepted to be true?

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::Perhaps we should have a special color to indicate sections like that.

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Kat 03:56, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I should also mention... I placed a bunch of sections and placeholder information on the main page to give a guide about how to organize the information. The editors, whomever they end up being, should not feel bound by my choice of sections and organization. Feel free to re-arrange, rename, delete, add or otherwise alter the example organization I've created.

Kat 04:00, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

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Kat 03:00, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

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