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The Digital Rainbow

Wednesday 22 February, 7pm 2017

Ika Seafood Bar and Grill  3 Mount Eden Road, Eden Terrace
Note: this event took place during the 2017 Auckland Pride Festival. See for the 2018 Festival.

Once upon a time there was no Internet, no smartphones and no Grindr!  LGBTIQ people had to come together in social spaces like bars, clubs, parties and cruising joints.  With the advent of technology and the Internet, we can now meet and connect without having to leave home.  But has this newfound freedom had a positive or negative impact?  Many people suggest there is now a lack of community, and bars and clubs around the world are closing their doors.

Presented in association with, this panel discussion explores the effect of technology on the way we interact as individuals and as a community.  We put this to our esteemed panelists, Anne Speir, Michael Stevens, Sarah Lambourne, Joe Rich, Jacquie Grant and MC Steven Oates.

Come early and order from Ika’s superb dinner menu.  Bar and food available from 5.30pm.  Entry by koha on the night ­– but capacity is limited, so bookings are essential.

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