The young man at the centre of a controversial Liberal National Club protest against drag queens reading to children has been found dead.
A young man who was filmed protesting against a drag queen reading program in Brisbane has died after the controversial footage was shared.
Wilson Gavin, 21 — president of the University of Queensland Liberal National Club, which organised the protest — was found dead in the inner suburb of Chelmer this morning.
Queensland Police confirmed they were called to a situation involving a 21-year-old male at 7am.
Queensland Ambulance Service told news.com.au that they arrived at the scene at 7.07am with multiple crews, including a critical care paramedic.
Tributes have begun to appear online, with Queensland Liberal National party MP Dr Mark Robinson saying on Twitter he was “deeply saddened” to hear of Mr Gavin’s death.
As current State patron of the UQ LN Club, I’m deeply saddened to hear of the death of Wilson Gavin. Wilson & his friends took a principled stand to protect children from inappropriate sexualisation & gender fluid ideology. For that he was treated terribly. Wilson, RIP!
Friend Drew Pavlou wrote on Facebook Mr Gavin was “a very decent and kind person that cared for others”.
“He was hilarious and a riot to be around, his fame will always remain legendary,” he wrote.
“He had his struggles and made mistakes, and it is a tragedy for us all that he ultimately succumbed to his suffering and pain.”
The news comes less than 24 hours after video footage showed Mr Gavin storming the Drag Queen Storytime event at Brisbane Square Library.
The footage from the event showed protesters, including Mr Gavin, chanting “drag queens are not for kids”.
The event was organised by Rainbow Families Queensland, an organisation that celebrates diverse families.
The Veronicas’ Jess Origliasso posted the footage to Instagram on Sunday night where the protesters received criticism for their actions.
It emerged that the UQ Liberal National Club has been disaffiliated from the Liberal National Party in December last year but continued to operate.
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