Young LNP Club Bullies Drag Queens With ‘Homophobic Attack’ At Children’s Book Event
Video has emerged of Queensland’s Younger LNP heckling performers at a Drag Queen Storytime occasion for youths in Brisbane on Sunday.
About 15-20 members of the College of Queensland’s Liberal Nationwide Membership stormed the general public occasion and chanted “drag queens will not be for youths” within the face of the hosts.
Police have been known as to Brisbane Sq. Library after complaints that the group was scaring the youngsters. Organisers have requested for witnesses to file statements with Queensland Police.
“(They) turned a good looking occasion right into a scary second for our younger household,” Creator RJ Miles posted on Fb together with the video.
“It saddens me to see such hate in younger individuals.”
So the UQ Younger Liberals determined to interrupt story time at a public library the place a drag queen is studying to kids solely to be abused by homophobic slurs @LiberalAus. What are they doing to assist the group? pic.twitter.com/dB7zXeVL7i
— CORY (@corydunco) January 12, 2020
Feedback on Miles’ video publish have flooded the households concerned with assist.
“So younger and so stuffed with hate. That is heartbreaking,” one Fb consumer wrote.
“This can be a homophobic assault.”
“That is vile. It’s not a peaceable protest it’s bullying and intimidation,” one other posted.
“Nothing however bigoted, homophobic, disrespectful, hateful human beings. These individuals are what’s mistaken with the world we dwell in at present,” learn one other remark.
The Veronicas’ Jess Origliasso, who occurred to know one of many attendees on the occasion, posted the disturbing footage to her Instagram on Sunday.
“This morning a very good buddy of mine took her daughter alongside to a kids’s story telling occasion in Brisbane by two attractive Drag Queens, when a screaming group calling themselves the UQ younger Libs stormed the occasion in a public library, inflicting chaos and misery to kids and all people there,” she mentioned.
“I’m completely livid. Our world is in want of affection & therapeutic, now greater than ever. What they did at present was add to the bigotry, division and trauma younger kids are left to face in at present’s society.
“Bless the 2 Queens who have been there to carry pleasure to kids and their households.”
The occasion, organised by Rainbow Households Queensland, was meant to be a celebration of various households. Rainbow Households mentioned in an announcement on Sunday the drag queen hosts are “absolutely skilled” and maintain Blue Playing cards.
“Drag queen storytime is a extremely profitable occasion that has been held 4 occasions in Brisbane over the previous two years, impressed by related occasions at the moment being held in public libraries internationally,” the organisation mentioned.
“Love makes a household. There’s no room for hate in our hearts.”
Households at Sunday’s occasion have been provided free counselling.
UQ’s Liberal Nationwide Membership posted an announcement on its Fb web page after the occasion on Sunday asserting it was making “a stand to defend LNP values in opposition to a corrosive gender ideology.” The web page has since been deleted.
The incident follows Gold Coast Younger Liberals chief Barclay McGain’s suspension from the get together in December for a racially offensive video wherein one in every of his fellow get together mates insulted Indigenous tradition.
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This story has been up to date to incorporate UQ Liberal Nationwide Membership’s first assertion on the deliberate Drag Storytime occasion.
This text initially appeared on HuffPost.