When launched: April 18, the day I was a victim of a
Visitors per month: 35,000
Why you started: On the 11th annual National Day of
Silence--April 18, 2007--I was the victim
of a hate crime. My VW Beetle was vandalized because
it sported a rainbow sticker. The words "fag" and "u r
gay" were spattered in red spray paint all over the hood and
driver side. Despite my initial shock and
embarrassment, I've decided to embrace what
happened and to keep driving my car in order to bring more
public awareness of the blatant homophobia that exists
in our society.
Purpose of blog: To document my experiences driving
my fagbug across the country. I'm taking it to
as many different communities as possible. I will be
gathering feedback for my fagbug documentary, which
will teach us about the intolerance that exists. The goal is
to get as many people as possible to add fagbug
rainbow stickers to their cars so that no one else
will be targeted, as I was. Until that happens, my car
will stay as is!
Year you quit your day job: I'm doing this
project while still an art education graduate student
at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y. I also work
part-time at Moe's Southwest Grill.
Biggest advertiser: I'm looking to get VW to
sponsor my cross-country trip and a major TV network
to turn it into a reality show.
Strangest posting: On day 10 of driving my fagbug,
someone left a note on my car that said "hero" on the
outside and had $5 inside an envelope. The note said I
was an inspiration for all those who remain
Hottest link: www.MySpace.com/fagbug
Advice for bloggers:
1. Don't dis your friends
2. Don't dis your family
3. Don't talk about your period (oops, I
already did that)
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