A gay man who went viral for protesting a drag queen story hour died Monday in an apparent suicide.
President of the University of Queensland’s conservative Liberal National Club Wilson Gavin died early Monday morning in Brisbane, Australia, at the age of 21, Buzzfeed reports. His death came a day after Gavin sparked internet backlash by protesting a drag queen story hour with about 20 others from the Liberal National Club. . .
A group of conservative uni students has been slammed online after they stormed a drag queen children's storytelling event at a Brisbane council library.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 12, 2020
Gavin and his fellow club members “stormed” into the Sunday morning drag queen story hour at Brisbane Square Library, chanting “drag queens are not for kids,” according to a video from the Australian news outlet Sunrise.
Gavin’s protest caused outrage among prominent Australians and Twitter users who condemned the protest using the hashtag #Istandwithqueens, Buzzfeed reports.
LGBTQIA+ & Human Rights Activist Johnny Valkyrie, who is transgender, posted on Facebook that the protest “was planned and targeted at me. It hurt and affected so many others. I am sorry.” (Read more from “Gay Student Dies in Apparent Suicide After Going Viral for Protesting Drag Queen Story Hour” HERE)