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Australia Young Liberal at the centre of 'drag queens are not for kids' viral video is found dead in a suspected suicide - as the library performer sends a heartfelt message to his family

08:15  13 january  2020
08:15  13 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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BREAKING NEWS: Young Liberal at the centre of ' drag queens are not for kids ' viral video is A young conservative student who led the controversial ' drag queens are not for kids ' protest has died in a The video went viral , sparking an outburst from The Veronicas star Jessica Origliasso, who is

A day after he led a protest against a drag queen reading event for children, the president of a university Liberal club has been found dead . Mr Gavin could be seen confronting the two drag queens in a heated confrontation while the group repeatedly chanted “ drag queens are not for kids ”.

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A young conservative student who led the controversial 'drag queens are not for kids' protest has died in a suspected suicide.

Wilson Gavin, the president of the University of Queensland's (UQ) Liberal National Club, was found dead in Brisbane's south on Monday, sources said.

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  Protestors storm drag queen story time event and chant aggressively in front of ‘scared’ young children Police were called to a library in Brisbane, Australia after protestors stormed a drag queen story event with aggressive chanting, reportedly distressing several young children. Between 15 and 20 protestors from the University of Queensland’s Liberal National Club interrupted the event at Brisbane Square Library, where two drag queens were reading stories to children.“They entered the event chanting and scared the children. Some parents got them outside the room where they continued to chant loudly,” the event organisers, Rainbow Families Queensland (RFQ), told the Daily Mail.

In videos posted online on Sunday, the small group of students can be heard yelling “ Drag queens are not for kids ” at the event at the Brisbane Square library on Sunday morning. The event was organised with Rainbow Families Queensland and was hosted by two drag performers , Queeny and

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a person with collar shirt: Protesters stormed a drag queen story-time event for children at a library in Brisbane's CBD© Provided by Daily Mail Protesters stormed a drag queen story-time event for children at a library in Brisbane's CBD a man and a woman standing in a room: One of the demonstrators was University of Queensland student Wilson Gavin© Provided by Daily Mail One of the demonstrators was University of Queensland student Wilson Gavin

Mr Gavin was one of about 15 to 20 students who protested at the Drag Storytime event held at the Brisbane Square Library on Sunday afternoon.

Mobile phone footage of their protest shows the demonstrators chanting loudly while one of two drag queens involved in the performance, Diamond Good-Rim, tries to get them to stop.

Jessica Origliasso et al. posing for the camera: The Veronicas' star Jessica Origliasso, who is engaged to transgender bartender Kai  said she was furious at the protest and called the group bigoted© Provided by Daily Mail The Veronicas' star Jessica Origliasso, who is engaged to transgender bartender Kai  said she was furious at the protest and called the group bigoted

The video went viral and was slammed by The Veronicas star Jessica Origliasso, who is engaged to transgender bartender Kai Carlton.

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' Drag queens are not for kids !' Group repeatedly yelled ' drag queens are not for kids ' at a Brisbane CBD library . Rainbow Families Queensland billed the event on Sunday morning as a chance for children to 'join the glamorous Diamond and Queeny for bubbles, craft, and stories about

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Origliasso said the demonstration was a 'tone deaf 'protest' and fueled by bigotry.'

Mr Gavin featured prominently in the clip, which was broadcast in news bulletins across the country and discussed widely on social media at the weekend.

In the wake of the tragedy, library performer Diamond Good-Rim said he was deeply saddened by the news.

'My thoughts and deep condolences are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

We all need to band together at this awful, difficult time. Please, if any of you are feeling affected in any way by these recent events, reach out for support.

Johnny Valkyrie, the second drag queen at the event, said: 'If the family are reading this please know that I support you, and I am here to gather support and I know you are good people.'

A friend of Mr Gavin's, University of Queensland senator Drew Pavlou, said he was 'at his core a very kind person that cared for others.

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Video shows the protesters, including the club's president Wilson Gavin, chanting " drag queens The student protesters chanted: " Drag queens are not for kids " as children and parents became upset. The book-reading event was organised by Rainbow Families Queensland and had the full support of

A group of Young Liberals protesters have been slammed after storming a public library and shaming two Brisbane drag queens . Protesters shout at a drag queen at the Brisbane library event..Source:Supplied. A screengrab from the video Jess Origliasso posted to Instagram.Source

'I had the great privilege of seeing that side of him in life. He was hilarious and a riot to be around, his fame will always remain legendary.'

a man wearing a suit and tie: Wilson Gavin during a media appearance on Sky News as a spokesman for the Australian Monarchist League© Provided by Daily Mail Wilson Gavin during a media appearance on Sky News as a spokesman for the Australian Monarchist League

'MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY': DRAG QUEENS RESPONDS

Johnny Valkyrie© Provided by Daily Mail Johnny Valkyrie

Johnny Valkyrie, one of two drag queens involved in the Brisbane library incident, said his heart goes out to Wilson Gavin's family and friends.

'If the family are reading this please know that I support you, and I am here to gather support and I know you are good people,' he said.

'To those of you who follow me, if you require support please reach out to community services and hotlines which are freely available to the community.

'I cannot say anymore at this stage. I have to reflect on the events, heal and extend my love to the community.'

Diamond Good-rim, another library performer, said: 'I am deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the passing of Wilson Gavin this morning. My thoughts and deep condolences are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

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'We all need to band together at this awful, difficult time.'

Mr Gavin, a gay man, previously made the news in 2017 for opposing same sex marriage.

The then 19-year-old fronted a 'You Can Say No' rally, saying: 'I support what marriage really is and I'm gay.'

He also made media appearances as a spokesman for the Australian Monarchist League.

A friend associated with that group said: 'Wilson Gavin was an intelligent, witty, articulate and outspoken young man with a good heart.

'Despite holding opinions that some people disagree with strongly, he would defend them with conviction.

'Brave and admirable traits while most of us in this generation spend years obsessing over what others think of us and worrying about whether expressing our opinions will cause people to dislike us.'

The University of Queensland Liberal National Club deactivated its Facebook page on Monday.

Despite its name, the club is not associated with the political party.

State Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington declined to comment on the 'unconfirmed reports' at a press conference earlier today.

'I think today is a day to think about a bit of compassion and respect for people,' Ms Frecklington said.

A spokeswoman for the University of Queensland said the institution will provide support for staff and students, and said they hope 'everyone shows consideration for those affected during the difficult days ahead'.

Family of Liberal National Club head Wilson Gavin who mobbed drag queens in library share their anger and grief

  Family of Liberal National Club head Wilson Gavin who mobbed drag queens in library share their anger and grief Gavin Wilson took his life after his Liberal National Club mobbed drag queens reading to children, earning him a barrage of criticism. His family have a message for other young politically-motivated people and for those on social media whose comments contribute to others' suffering.University of Queensland student Wilson Gavin, 21, died earlier this week — a day after footage emerged of him and other members of the UQ Liberal National Club (UQLNC) taking part in a rowdy protest at an event involving drag queens reading stories to children.

In a video posted to social media on Sunday, a group of protesters from the University of Queensland's (UQ) Liberal Nationals Club can be seen chanting " drag queens are not for kids " at the family event held at Brisbane Square Library . "Today the UQLNC took a stand to defend LNP values against a

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Liberal National politicians respond to Wilson Gavin's death

State opposition leader Deb Frecklington said 'today is a day to think about a bit of compassion and respect for young people'.

Federal LNP backbencher George Christensen announced he would quit Twitter as a result of the young man's tragic death.

He tweeted: 'Suicide happens when Twitter keyboard warriors pile on an individual for a political protest.

'Twitter is broken. It's for ad hominem attacks & pile-ons, not real discourse. And it's aided & abetted by the media.

'I can't delete the media but I am deleting my twitter account. Bye.'

The patron of the UQ Liberal club, Mark Robinson MP, said: Wilson & his friends took a principled stand to protect children from inappropriate sexualisation & gender fluid ideology.

'For that he was treated terribly. Wilson, RIP!'

If you or anyone you know is suffering, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636, or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.


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