On Sunday, Wilson Gavin organized a protest in Brisbane, Australia to challenge the presence of a Drag Queen Story Hour reading that was funded by the local government. Sadly, it has since been reported that the young man, just 21, took his life in the early hours of Monday morning following backlash from leftists mobs on social media who released his name, tracked him down, and brutally harassed him.
During the protest, Gavin, accompanied by about 20 students, crashed the Brisbane Square Library’s “Drag Storytime” event where drag queens read stories about gender fluidity and alternative identities to children as a means to portray themselves as role models. The protest group did not interrupt the reading, but rather entered after the performance was finished. The indoctrination program at the Brisbane Library was sponsored by the local city council at the expense of taxpayers.
The manipulative ‘story hour’ events have sparked controversy worldwide and numerous protests have been orchestrated to challenge the political agenda of these events, with critics angered who view the readings as nothing more than the exposure of young children to a fetish performance.
At Sunday’s protest, Gavin and his fellow protesters chanted “drag queens are not for kids” while one of the attending drag queens attempted to remove them from the venue.
In a Facebook post, the group expressed their motivations for intervening in the performance. “What people do behind the closed doors of a nightclub is their business, but this event is designed to indoctrinate and sexualise young children. Our kids deserve better than this!”
The page was taken down earlier today.
The backlash begins:
The video sparked a storm of harsh criticism from leftists on Twitter, many of which were verified accounts who began naming the students involved in the protest.
These are some of the young louts who interrupted the drag performer who was reading to kids in a Brisbane public library. Do we have names? pic.twitter.com/AhOkZGBH8L— 💧🔥 Carl Payne 🎹 (@CarlDPayne) January 12, 2020
Perhaps no one did more to spark the mob outrage than James Newburrie, a verified Twitter personality who describes himself as “centre-right” and manages a website called the Difficult Nerd.
The Difficult Nerd author spent much of his day marshaling pitch-fork wielding Twitter punks to harass Gavin following his library protest. With dozens of tweets, Newburrie interchangeably referred to the students as thugs, insinuated they were Nazi adjacent, and made multiple calls for their arrest and prosecution. After word of Gavin’s death reached Newburrie’s ears, he claimed that his death was the product of an internal struggle with his identity—Gavin was a gay conservative who had previously made headlines for opposing gay marriage.
Newburrie is a member of the Liberal National Party of Australia which shares a similar name with the campus club Gavin belonged to, but the brief association between the two organizations was discontinued by the national party some time back. The previous connection seems to have really set him off, and he’s not the only one.
Trevor Evans, a Liberal National member of parliament, took to social media to refer to Gavin and his fellow protesters as “ratbags” on Facebook.
Today in Brisbane some ratbags held a protest about Drag Queen Story Time events that are held in Brisbane libraries. Some disinformation is getting around, so here’s the facts:
The ratbags are not members of the LNP but they claimed to be.
The only LNP connection is that it is an LNP administration in Brisbane City Hall which has been running the Drag Queen Story Time events! Last year the LNP resolved to take legal action to stop these ratbags from claiming to be affiliated with the LNP after some other silly stunts.
When I was elected in 2016, it was the first time Queensland had an openly-gay MP. At the recent election, I was joined by another – Angie Bell MP, the LNP member for Moncrieff. I’m sure I speak for Angie too when I say that I strongly support the LNP administration in Brisbane City Council for holding these events celebrating Brisbane’s diverse community.
The ratbags who protested the event wouldn’t know liberal values if they fell over them.
Gavin was the president of the university of Queensland’s Liberal National Club, the largest right-wing organization in Queensland. He was also a member of the Australian Monarchist League and an outspoken defender of traditional cultural mores, even at his own personal expense.
He had previously appeared on Sky News to defend his membership with the AML.
“Thugs, septic pigs, karma for toxic conservative groups…can’t be forgiven regardless of the outcome of this sad story”
Leftists that joined the outrage mob that targeted Gavin were frantic to provide alternative theories about his suicide. Some claimed he was struggling with his sexuality. Some blamed the church. Others blamed his involvement in “extremism”. Some offered him forgiveness, suggesting he killed himself out of guilt for his actions. Few, if any, took it upon themselves to recognize their own contributions to the pressures that ultimately led to his untimely death.