Win a Fagbug DVD

In Second Helping: Read These Lips, Volume 2,  we featured a brave young lesbian, Erin Davies, who drove around North America to confront homophobia after her beloved VW was defaced. Since then, she’s been doing a ton of stuff to record her adventures which you can read up on at One of her projects was to make a film about the event that became fagbug, the journey. We’re happy to report that Fagbug will be released as a film and on DVD on July 13.

FAGBUG (83 minutes) – Official release: July 13, 2010
Garden Thieves Pictures
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. DVD cover photography by Katherine Wright ©2010. Also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

To celebrate the release of Fagbug, Erin is giving one copy of the DVD to a lucky reader of To win this DVD, all you have to do is post a comment below, telling us Which is your favourite form of transport and why. Don’t forget to leave us your email address. Entries close July 13. Limit of one entry per person. Winner will be notified by email.


5 Responses

  1. My fave form of transport is my 2006 Grey Scion XB! My friends call it a toaster, but to me it’s more than that, it’s the car that I’m able to express myself with. It has fabulous rainbow license plates covers and rainbow stickers on the back hatch. It has my ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’ sticker on the back. I’ve come along way from no bumper stickers at all, to quite a few on this car.

  2. My favorite form of transport is my own two feet. I love to walk if my destination is within walking distance. I see and hear so much more that way. I try to take my time and stop often to watch lizards and bugs and birds and anything else that happens to cross my path as well as listen to the birds sing and the kids playing in their yards. It’s not only good exercise for my body, but also for my soul and brain!

  3. My favorite form of transport is my Tacoma truck. We live way, way out in the country, so unless I am using my two feet to take my dog walking up hill and vale, then the truck is the necessary mode of transportation. When the nearest grocery store is 35 miles away, one needs all the storage capacity one can get!
    I also install solar renewable energy electrical systems on remote homes, so that truck and I see more of each other than my wife and I do! ( Just kidding, honey.)

  4. My fav mode of transportation at the moment is the city bus. The reason is because when you drive you really can not pay too much attention to your surroundings and miss so much of what’s going on in the area you’re driving in, like a new restaurant opening or the the simple changes the city is making. Also, you get to see and meet different people every day, either when waiting for the bus or while riding it.

  5. I do love a good train trip, especially when one you can stick one’s head out the window to see the tunnel coming…just as I did as a kid but in those days you were likely to get nasties in your eyes from steam engines….I also like to rock!!…..have just done the Copper Canyon “Chepe” in Chihuahua……..mere words cannot describe this fantastic trip………absolutely everyone should do it……….next choice is my own two feet as nothing really goes unnoticed.

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