Family of Brisbane student who protested against drag queens speak out after his death

A Brisbane student who was filmed protesting against drag queens at a children's event will be remembered as a "loving son and brother" by his family. 

Wilson Gavin, 21, was the president of the University of Queensland Liberal National Club (UQLNC), which stormed a Drag Storytime event at Brisbane Square Library on Sunday.

Gavin died by suicide less than 12 hours after footage of the protest emerged on social media.

His family released a statement addressing the people who were upset by his actions, saying they were often "angry with him too".

They also responded to those who had described Gavin as "a deeply troubled young man", adding that those people "never knew him".

Police and emergency personnel were thanked in the statement, and the family said they "have our deepest respect and gratitude".

"We loved Wil for his compassion and sense of justice – just some of the many things he got right.

"We respected the unwavering strength of his convictions and desire to make the world better."

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