Hamilton Fringe Festival posters with feminist and LGBT themes defaced
HAMILTON — Posters advertising Hamilton Fringe Festival shows with LGBTQ and feminist themes have been defaced with Bible verses condemning homosexuality and female independence. On Saturday afternoon, festival organizers posted a photo on Twitter of posters for the show “S.C.U.M.: A Manifesto,’’ a satire about Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who shot Andy Warhol.
In the photo, the faces on the poster are obscured by stickers containing lines from the Book of Romans about women’s inferiority to men. The festival’s Twitter post asked for help in identifying the vandal.
Posters for “Coal From Hades,’’ a show about an illegal gay magazine published in Montreal in the 1930s, were also covered with stickers, these ones condemning sexual relationships between men.
Hamilton city councillor Matthew Green posted a video to Twitter on Sunday morning denouncing the defacement and expressing support for the artists and audience members affected. Green urged the vandal to “stop that nonsense, please.’’