Auburn Pride 2019: Fagbug screening

2009 – Documentary


Friday, June 28

  • 1:00pm

Free Show

Presented by Schweinfurth Arts Center, in partnership with Auburn Pride 2019:


This event is presented in partnership with Auburn Pride 2019 in downtown Auburn.

Q & A with filmmaker Erin Davies after the film. 

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.

Genre: Documentary    Rating: NR   Runtime: 83 min      Language: English

Come see Fagbug Nation (2014) at 7pm!

Events are occurring statewide in New York June 23-30 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. This show is part of a week of artistic & cultural events across downtown Auburn, you can learn more about all partnering events here: Equal Rights Heritage Center FB Page.

artwork by Blake Chamberlain, featured visual artist for AuburnNY Pride 2019.




Support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards. Other Auburn NY Pride 2019 sponsors include the Great New York State Fair, History’s Hometown, the City of Auburn, and the Osborne Memorial Association.