Who is Wilson Gavin (Found Dead)? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Cause of Death, Statement

Wilson Gavin Wiki – Bio

Mr Gavin was found dead on Monday in Chelmer, south of Brisbane’s CBD, after he and about 15 activists demonstrated a reading at a city library.

Wilson Gavin Age

He was 21 years old.


Wilson Gavin Family and Education

His parents and two sisters released a powerful and eloquent statement overnight expressing their respect for the ‘unwavering strength of his convictions’.
But as a funeral was being organised, activist Lyle Shelton, the former director of the Australian Christian Lobby, pushed a petition calling for the event to be canned.

Mr Shelton has repeatedly tweeted the petition, started by fellow family values activist Wendy Francis, calling on Brisbane City Council to ban the event.
When commentator Peter Ford asked Mr Shelton about the timing of his campaign – given the young man hasn’t been laid to rest – he admitted he hadn’t sought permission from Mr Gavin’s family.

‘That’s a reasonable point and no, permission was not sought by me,’ Mr Shelton tweeted.

Cause of Death

He and friends at the University of Queensland’s Liberal National Club were protesting ‘drag queens for not for kids’ the day prior to his death. His storytime involves two performers reading to children with their parents, described as a way to encourage inclusion and tolerance.

The petition Mr Shelton is backing claims ‘the sexual nature of drag queen entertainment is inappropriate for children’ and ‘the use of our public libraries for such events is a divisive practice rather than inclusive.

In a separate blog post, Mr Shelton then took aim at the two drag queen performers involved, saying Mr Gavin did ‘nothing wrong’ in his protest and describing the performances as ‘dangerous’.

Gavin was found dead on Monday in Chelmer, south of Brisbane’s CBD, after he and about 15 activists demonstrated a reading at a city library.


His blog entry started an angry riposte from human rights lobbyist Drew Pavlou. ‘How could you attempt and utilize my companion Wilson’s passing for political addition @LyleShelton,’ Mr Pavlou stated, before portraying him in an unpublishable way.

Mr Shelton disclosed to Daily Mail Australia: ‘I don’t react to incivility. A few of his (mr Gavin’s) companions, who are likewise known to me, have offered thanks for the help I and others have offered Wilson.’

Mr Shelton has since tweeted that ‘there are a significant number of us who accept the most ideal approach to respect (Wilson) and his lamenting companions is to back their crusade.’

The appeal stays live on the Brisbane City Council site and has in excess of 3500 marks. An elective appeal, requiring the occasion to proceed, had somewhat more than 3900 marks at the hour of production.

Mr Gavin passed on Monday morning, hours following web based life blowback over his exhibit. He was housesitting for Liberal congressperson Paul Scarr, a family companion, throughout the end of the week preceding his demise.

Mr Gavin will be let go at a private assistance. His family discharged an extensive letter to the media on Thursday, in an announcement hailed on Twitter as ‘bold, aware and sympathetic’.

Powerful statement of Wilson Gavin’s family, in full

Official statement from the family of Wilson Gavin

16 January 2020

‘To everyone who knew our son and brother and shared their stories of who Wilson Gavin really was – we thank you.

‘To those who have described Wilson as ‘a deeply troubled young man’, including so-called family members – with all due respect – you never knew him.

‘To anyone who is or was angry with Wilson – we know he regularly got the ‘how’ wrong and occasionally got the ‘what’ wrong. This made us angry with him too.

‘To the LGBTIQA+ communities and Rainbow Families Queensland – we love and support you.

‘To young, politically motivated people of all persuasions – we implore you to seek kind and wise mentors who will guide you, and not use you or wash their hands of you when you no longer serve their purposes.

‘To those who are now regretting words said or typed in anger that may have contributed to another person’s suffering – we know and share your pain all too well.

‘To the employees of Queensland Rail and the commuters impacted by our son’s decision to end his life in the way that he did – words cannot express our sorrow for you.

‘To the police and emergency services personnel who have treated us with such dignity and compassion, and work with this type of trauma far too often – you 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.

‘And we admired Wil’s drive to contribute, so often in ways not many knew about – like serving at a soup kitchen every Saturday or the year he spent teaching kids in Mongolia. He would regularly give the last note in his wallet to a homeless person on the street.

‘Wil worked tirelessly for causes without personal gain, gratitude, or in some cases, loyalty.

‘We remember him as a devoted and loving son and brother. We will love him, always and will be forever grateful he was part of our family. ‘

For 24/7 confidential crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

Kids’ Helpline 1800 551 800

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: