In Brooklyn, died LGBT advocate, turned himself into a torch in the name of protecting nature

Known in the US the defender of the rights of sexual minorities David Bakal set himself on fire in protest against climate change.

The tragedy occurred yesterday, April 14, early in the morning at the Brooklyn Prospect Park, near the baseball diamonds. Near the remains of 60-year-old human rights activist, the police found «evidence» — a suicide note in which he called on mankind to be less selfish, to protect our planet. Several media outlets received the same text by email.

EXCLUSIVE: David Buckel»s suicide notes were left inside an envelope labeled “for the police” placed inside a garbage bag left inside a shopping cart near the body.

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 14, 2018

In the suicide note, the lawyer says commits suicide with the help of fossil fuels — in a reminder of the damage that humanity has caused the Earth, and laments the fact that most people breathe harmful air, and many die prematurely.

David Bakel was the lead lawyer in the case, has received global resonance after the release of the 1999 film «Boys don’t cry» with Hilary swank in the title role, the actress brought «Oscar». The film was based on the story of the killing of transsexual Brandon Teena, who was unable to defend County Sheriff Nebraska Charles Louks. It Bakel made to law enforcement officers eventually found guilty.

All my life Bakel defended the civil rights of lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, was engaged in cases involving same-sex marriage in new Jersey and Iowa, and later attended to the problems of ecology.

A colleague of Bacala Susan Sommer called it one of the «architects of equality in marriage.» But Camilla Taylor, with whom the deceased also once worked, was convinced that he was a «legal visionary».

Gay rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire to protest fossil fuels

— GSN (@gaystarnews) April 15, 2018


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  1. I salute his love to the “earth that is already in the death bed”. Is his death an eye opener to the 7 billion people that survive on the earth. May his soul rest in peace.

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