Drag queens take Oodgeroo LNP assistant electorate officer Lyle Shelton to Queensland Human Rights Commission

Lyle Shelton will go before the Queensland Human Rights Commission this week.
Lyle Shelton will go before the Queensland Human Rights Commission this week.

AUTHOR and assistant electorate officer at the Oodgeroo LNP office Lyle Shelton will go before the Queensland Human Rights Commission on Thursday.

FamilyVoice Australia, a conservative Christian organisation, said Mr Shelton would have to appear before the commission for writing a blog about why drag queens were not for kids.

Mr Shelton's blog post last January about the dangers of putting LGBTIQA+ drag queens in front of children has triggered action against him under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act of 1991.

Speaking at his book launch in Cleveland last week, Mr Shelton said he was appearing before the QHRC this week.

The commission aims for reconciliation between Mr Shelton and the two aggrieved drag queens.

"I will not be apologising or reconciling with the drag queens. This is a fight for free speech," he said.

Spokesman for FamilyVoice Australia Greg Bondar said that under the law it was compulsory that Mr Shelton appear before the QHRC.

"If he does not, he could be forced to by court order. If he still refuses, he could go to jail.

"Frivolous or vexatious claims made against Mr Shelton is nothing less than using the QHRC as a weapon by certain activists to silence those whom they disagree with. So much for free speech," he said.

Mr Shelton said on his blog that even though he faced pressure to be silent, he would not take his blog down or amend it.