Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fagbug Screening Tonight at the Little

ImageOut's presentation of 8: The Mormon Proposition (which you're all going to, right?) tomorrow night isn't the only Pride Week screening worth checking out. The Gay Alliance and Little Theatre are teaming up for a single showing of the documentary Fagbug tonight at 6:30. It's a really great movie, so don't miss your one-night-only opportunity to watch it on the big screen and meet the film's director, Erin Davies.

From the Little Theatre's site:

The Gay Alliance Anti-Violence Project and The Little Theatre welcomes filmmaker Erin Davies and Fagbug to Rochester Pride! Following the screening will be a Talkback with Erin. The Little Talkback Series is made possible through support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's car was vandalized, left with the words "fag" and "u r gay" placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the fagbug for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover.

Erin's mission is to raise awareness about hate crimes and homophobia in our society, to give a voice for those who are silent, to inspire others to take a stand against bullies and to be an example of how to overcome obstacles in bringing a creative project to life.

Meet Erin and see the car that started it all!

Tickets for the screening are $6.

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