Pride Center

Rainbow Sticker Triggers Hate and Hope

April 12, 2013

What:
The Pride Center presents Fagbug: Lecture with Erin Davies and pictures with the Fagbug.  The event is free and does not require a ticket.       

Who:
On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence in 2007, Erin Davies noticed the words “FAG” and “UR GAY” spray painted on her Volkswagen Beetle in Albany, NY because of a rainbow sticker that was on her car. Instead of painting over the graffiti or having it removed, she decided to keep it up as a learning tool.  This started a 58-day journey across the nation, which is captured in the documentary “Fagbug.”

When:

Pictures with the Fagbug
Wednesday, April 24
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cleary Walkway and East University Drive (Lindley Drive), near the Freudian Sip at the University Student Union, Inc. (USU) The CSUN Department of Police Services will provide resources and tips to students about reporting a hate crime.
Lecture
4 p.m. at the Lake View Terrace room, USU.

Where:
USU

Why:
Provides students an opportunity to learn about acceptance and bring awareness around homophobia and hate crimes.

Background:
In the film, Davies travels throughout the country with the derogatory words on her car and encounters several different experiences. The documentary received “Best Gay Car Movie of The Year” from Vanity Fair magazine in 2010 and several other honors. Davies will conduct a lecture with a Q&A portion. Students interested in learning about being an LGBTQ ally will have the opportunity to attend ally training on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. to noon in the Thousand Oaks Room, USU.

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