A New Zealand man brutally assaulted says he feared for his life until he was saved by a trio of drag queens on a famous Sydney street.
Kiwi IT project manager Ivan Flinn who lives in Sydney, said he left a bar on Oxford Street after midnight on August 6 and was grabbing something to eat before making his way home.
He said after ordering his takeaway kebab, he noticed a raucous behind him.
"There were heaps of homophobic slurs, 'you f****** f****t, you queer c***," all the slurs you can possibly imagine."
"I said 'dude, don't ever use the word f****t and specially not on Oxford Street of all places'."
Flinn was then punched so hard to the ground, the force of the unsuspecting punch dislocated his jaw.
The thirty four year old said it was at this point he hoped someone would come to his rescue.
"I am a bit religious and I really thought I was going to die, I was praying for a hero and I got three angels," he told news.com.au.
Those "angels" who met Mr Flinn's prayers, were three drag queens called Coco Jumbo, Ivy League and Vybe.
They came to the rescue after a night of performing, fighting off the attackers and helping Flinn back to his feet.
Luke Karakia, also known as Ivy League, was left injured in the ordeal but says he didn't think twice about defending Flinn.
"Those boys s*** themselves, they weren't ready for some drag queens on top of them".
Flinn says the group risked their own lives to get him away from danger.
"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," said Flinn.
"They were bashing each other and she's still wearing her high heels."
Flinn has now helped raise $1000 for the trio's wigs and high heels that were damaged in the fight.