This special issue includes papers and reports from the second Queer Internet Studies Symposium (QIS2), hosted by the Alice Paul Center and held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) on 17 February 2017. The goals and aims of QIS2 were to connect, share, collaborate, and amplify the work and voices of scholars, artists, and activists who study issues related to queer lives on the Internet on behalf of social justice. These conversations, projects, and connections sought to unpack the importance of queer history and archives, by generating a space to interact with digital materials as well as intervene in computational, software, and hardware selections and practices.