Ivy Leaguee, Coco Jumbo, and Vybe have been called "angels."
These Australian drag queens went toe to toe with homophobic attackers, saving a young man from being severely beaten.
The ladies known as Ivy Leaguee, Coco Jumbo, and Vybe were not about to let the men get away with their abuse without a fight.
“Those boys sh*t themselves, they weren’t ready for some drag queens on top of them,” Ivy said.
According to LGBTQ Nation, Ivan Flinn (pictured lower left), 34, left a bar on Oxford Street at midnight on August 6. He was in the primarily gay district of Darlinghurst in Sydney.
Hungry, Flinn decided to visit a kebob shop where once inside, he noticed some men yelling at a group of drag queens.
He reports there, “were heaps of homophobic slurs, ‘you fucking faggot, you queer c*nt,’ all the slurs you can possibly imagine.”
Ivy was called a freak. “I said, ‘I am a freak, I’m one of the freaks of Oxford Street, now get out of this shop.'”
At that point, Ivy said Flinn got involved, trying to get the men to stop, “I said, ‘Dude, don’t ever use the word faggot and specially not on Oxford Street of all places.’”
That’s when one of the aggressors went after him which resulted in a ripped shirt and a dislocated jaw.
Seeing this Ivy then stepped in, “I said, ‘You want to pick on little guys, you’ll need to fight the big freak. I’m a man underneath all of this, so let’s go.”
The fight continued outside as one of the men pushed Ivy, causing Coco to intervene by pushing the assailant into the gutter.
“I used to play rugby league. Plus I have an older brother,” Coco said. “He tried to run away and I chased him into the oncoming traffic. I’m surprised my wig didn’t come off.”
Roused out shock Flinn relays what he saw next, “After the punch I was stunned but the next thing I knew Ivy went in and was scrapping with the guy who punched me. They’re in the middle of the road, cars swerving around them, tooting, and I saw the guy rip her wig off.”
Although Ivy lost her wig, she remained in her heels throughout the brawl.
Police came onto the scene and gathered statements from the drag queens, Flinn, and the three remaining men.
“Police are continuing to investigate the incident, including a possible motivation of homophobic bias,” a New South Wales Police spokesperson said.
Flinn calls the queens his angels and feared he would have died had the attacker kept punching him, “Drag queens are the strongest people in the LGBTI community. They stand there and say this is who I am and I’m proud.”
Feeling bad that Ivy’s wig was destroyed, Flinn started a GoFundMe page to regain the cost of the wig, nails, and heels.
“I hope to replace my hero’s hair, ruined because of her good heart. To replace her nails, broken because of her courage. To get her new heels because she stood up for what is right.”
Like a true hero, Coco is modest about coming to the young man's aid, the value of Flinn's life is more important than anything else, “It’s all just materials at the end of the day. There’s no use crying over split lace. We’re just glad Ivan’s OK.”