'Big Gay Ice Cream Truck' Roams Streets of NYC

Truck fights homophobia with weird toppings
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2009 2:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – This summer, there’s a new kind of ice cream truck on the streets of New York: the big, gay kind. Doug Quint, owner of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, tells Gelf Magazine about his weirdest topping (wasabi pea dust), the definition of a choinkwich (“a freshly-made chocolate ice-cream sandwich with a layer of caramelized bacon”), and the fun he's having trying to bust myths from his rainbow-themed truck.

Quint twitters his always changing location to followers—part of his success, he says, comes from the fun of the “scavenger hunt” of finding him. The truck, he notes, is fighting homophobia. “The notion that the truck really is somehow gay, or that the food is going to make them queer, really does go through people's heads, and fortunately they realize just how dumb both of those ideas are.”