Famed US lawyer burns himself alive to protest global warming

Famed US lawyer burns himself alive to protest global warming

Famed US lawyer burns himself alive to protest global warming

A prominent LGBT rights lawyer and environmental advocate was found dead in NY on Saturday (April 14), after reportedly setting himself on fire using fossil fuel in a protest against ecological destruction.

In a suicide note emailed to the newspaper and several other media outlets, Buckel wrote that he had used fossil fuel to symbolize what was happening to the planet.

Police told the Associated Press he was pronounced dead at about 6:30 a.m.

Buckel was the lead attorney in Brandon v. County of Richardson arguing on behalf of Brandon Teena, a murdered transgender man whom Buckel argued successfully that a country sheriff failed to protect.

The activist's note was recovered in a manila envelope marked 'To The Police, ' which was found inside a shopping cart Buckel had discarded at the scene.

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Friends said that after he left the organization, Mr. Buckel became involved in environmental causes, which he alluded to in his note as the reason he made a decision to end his life by self-immolation with fossil fuels.

Buckel added that he hoped his death would lead to greater activism: "Honorable objective in life invites honorable goal in death".

"Honorable goal in life invites honorable objective in death", he concluded.

He worked in composting groups for local projects and was also a lawyer who campaigned for gay rights.

While serving as marriage project director and senior counsel at Lambda Legal, a national organization that fights for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Mr. Buckel was the strategist behind important same-sex marriage cases in New Jersey and Iowa. The case inspired the Oscar-winning 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry", directed by Kimberly Pierce and featuring Hilary Swank as Teena. "A lifetime of service may best be preserved by giving a life".

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In his suicide note, Buckel recalled the Tibetan monk protesters who have set themselves on fire in protest of the Chinese occupation in Tibet, according to the New York Daily News.

"My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide", the Brooklyn resident wrote.

"He was all about justice, but he was also all about what it means to be human", recalls Susan Sommer, a former Lambda Legal attorney. Our hearts go out to all who knew him.

Offered Camilla Taylor, Lamba Legal's director of constitutional litigation and acting legal director in a statement, 'This is a tragic loss for our Lambda Legal family and for the social justice movement'.

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