Monday, July 16, 2007


No, fagbug is not a new species of insect recently discovered in some dark recess of the Amazonian rainforest, but rather a defaced Volkswagen and subsequent DIY movement designed to raise awareness about the ridiculous nature of homophobia.

The story goes a little something like this: Erin Davies, a young lesbian living in Albany, New York, had her VW Bug spray painted with the label “fAg” on her driver’s side window (with an explanatory statement of “U R gay” scrawled in text-message fashion across her front hood). This all happened, coincidentally, on this year’s National Day of Silence, so Erin decided to take action rather than work towards erasing the foul F-word and syntactically nightmarish graffiti from her stylish ride.

The result is a cross-country campaign of awareness that I encourage all of you to check out and support either in person or online.

(Fagbug photo lifted, respectfully, from TheHiddenCity.)