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The Adventures of Fagbug
This article popped up on Nicola Griffith's discussion group:

Erin Davies got an unexpected response to the rainbow sticker on her Volkswagen Beetle. Davies, living in Albany, N.Y., saw that someone had taken the gay rights message as an opportunity to add an another message. In red spray paint. And crazy letters. The culprit, whoevever it was, scrawled "fAg" and "u r gay" across the hood and driver's side of her car. Instead of removing the graffiti, Davies decided to take her bug on a 58-day cross-country tour and make a documentary about it.

First, I'm digusted (though not suprised) by yet another example of homophobia in America.

Second, I'm cheered by Erin's valor in showcasing the incident.

Third, I'm amused by yet another example that bigotry and brain cells don't mix.

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ivy_broom From: ivy_broom Date: January 18th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I share your responses to this incident. There was a time (when I was naive) before I went to the US to school that I believed that the US was far more enlightened and free than it really is. Was I ever rudely awakened!
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 18th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)


"Third, I'm amused by yet another example that bigotry and brain cells don't mix."

You think this is reassuring until you realize the amount of brain cells most people actually possess... of course, on the other hand, I suppose if the really smart people had a habit of taking up bigotry, then they'd be perfectly capable of getting whatever stupid people had previously abstained to jump on the bandwagon.

Maybe we should all just count our blessings :)

natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: January 18th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Her web page and myspace are facinating. Apparently, she went to a lot of Pride events during the documentary filming.

They also stopped at Focus on the Family, who didn't want to be interviewed..

The page is at http://www.fagbug.com/

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