Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech
There could be far more to it than this. DM doesn't mention him being bullied to death by the left, as it doesn't fit the narrative, but if you read between the lines, it sure looks that way. How is this pervert story hour business even real?
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

  • Wilson Gavin led the 'drag queens are not for kids' protest in Brisbane on Sunday
  • Tragically, Mr Gavin took his own life at Chelmer about 7am on Monday morning
  • 'He was a very kind person that cared for others,' his friend Drew Pavlou said
  • One of two drag queens at the performance said 'my heart goes out to his family'
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Source: Daily Mail

A young conservative student who led a controversial 'drag queens are not for kids' protest at a library reading session 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.

Queensland police and ambulance services were called to an incident at Chelmer about 7.07am.

A state ambulance spokeswoman said the patient was found with critical injuries. Mr Gavin was 21.

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.

Drag queens read stories to children and their parents to teach kids about the fluidity of gender identity and provide them with queer role models.

Footage of the protest shows the demonstrators chanting loudly while one of two performers Diamond Good-Rim tries to get them to stop.

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

Before the tragedy emerged, Origliasso described the demonstration as a 'tone deaf 'protest' and fueled by bigotry.'

In the wake of the tragedy, drag queen Diamond Good-Rim issued a statement saying he was deeply saddened by the news.

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

'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 (of Mr Gavin) are reading this please know that I support you, and I am here to gather support and I know you are good people.'

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

'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.'

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.

Writer Satyajeet Marar 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 afternoon.

Despite its name, the club is no longer formally 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'.

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!'

Source: Daily Mail