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HYBRID: Love and Modems: How the Early Internet Helped LGBT Communities

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We associate the early internet with the screech of a dial-up modem, the soft glow of a boxy monitor, or piles of free AOL CDs. But a lesser-known story is how, for LGBTQ folks, the experience of connecting online held revolutionary possibilities for not just building community but political organizing.

This talk will explore how members of early digital LGBTQ communities—particularly ones based in Washington State—used computers for everything from exploring their identity and finding love, to getting needed resources to people living with AIDS. By the end, we’ll consider the ways these histories could inspire us to rethink how and why we connect online.

  • When
  • May 15, 2024
    6:30 pm
  • Where
  • MOHAI
    860 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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  • MOHAI
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