Xavier Jugelé: policeman killed in Paris was gay rights activist

Xavier Jugelé: policeman killed in Paris was gay rights activist

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Jugelé was a proud defender of gay rights.

A member of Flag, a French association for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender police officers, he had joined protests against Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” before the 2014 Olympics.

Shortly after Jugele’s death it emerged that he had been among the first responders at the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 13, 2015, where IS gunmen massacred 90 concertgoers.

He returned to the venue a year later when it reopened for a concert by British star Sting, telling a BBC interviewer he wanted “to celebrate life and say ‘no’ to terrorism”.

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