Gay man saved from homophobic attack by trio of drag queens raising money for their damaged wigs and nails

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A gay man who was attacked by the homophobe but saved by a trio of drag queen “angels” has set up a fundraising page to replace their damaged nails and wigs.

Ivan Flinn, from New Zealand, was the victim of a homophobic attack in Sydney.

Ivan Flinn was attacked by a homophobe but saved
(Photo by Ivan Flinn/Facebook)

Flinn was out one evening when a group of men approached him and began to call him a “faggot” and “queer c*nt”.

Speaking to, Flinn explained that he told the men to not “use the word faggot especially not on Oxford St” where they were stood.

“There were heaps of homophobic slurs… all the slurs you can possibly imagine,” he added.

The men began to attack Flinn, ultimately dislocating his jaw and ripping his clothes from his body.

Flinn explained that when the attack was happening he thought he was going to die.

However, he was saved by a group of unexpected heroes.

“I really thought I was going to die – I was praying for a hero and I got three angels,” he said.

Drag queens Coco Jumbo, Ivy League and Vybe had just finished performing close by to the attack and came to Flinn’s rescue when they saw what was happening.

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