Fagbug Vandalized Again

17 Mar

Erin Davies in the fagbug

Okay, so I’ve wanted to do a story on Erin Davies and her incredible journey for a while now. While I have not been able to make things work out with an interview yet, it just so happens that she turned up in my newsfeed again tonight.

Four years ago, Erin walked out of class to find her Volkswagen Bug vandalized with the words “fag” and “UR Gay.” Instead of getting it scrubbed off and quietly going on her way, Erin created a movement. This work that Erin did was documented by her in an incredible and simple documentary called Fagbug, which I happened to order from Amazon a few weeks ago.

In the film, she documents her travels across the country, hoping to educate communities on what happened to her and how we can change things. After a year of her work, she decided to giver her car a makeover, covering it in a bright rainbow.

This past Tuesday, while visiting the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, before she was set to speak- she found the words “Faggets, Dikes Need to Die” emblazoned on her car.

Police are currently investigating the hate crime and local news outlets are reporting on it.

If you haven’t seen the film, please order it here.

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