Bekett Noble Death – Bekett Noble, a student at Ancaster Redeemer University has passed away. Bekett Noble died by suicide last month. It was reported that they left a note for the university and community to address LGBTQ+ student issues. Bekett Noble strongly believed that the education institution could change. Noble has been writing to university staff and teachers for years about the daily microaggressions towards LGBTQ+ students. Noble engaged in staff meetings, bringing up the matter and pleading for assistance.
They founded Genesis, a support club for queer students, and served on a committee for LGBTQ+ interactions with the faculty and student senate. Noble said they had advocated in every way they knew how, even though all those ways put them well outside their comfort zone.
Beckett Nobel Death
They had gently and carefully worked with Redeemer officials to “look at the detrimental effects of the way LGBTQ+ students are treated and how to effect positive change.” They found some staff and faculty were willing to listen, but no change occurred because Redeemer officials “are unwilling to change” for the benefit of donors. Eventually, Noble looked around and found it was clear to them that nothing meaningful was going to happen.
They quickly learned about the “detrimental effects” that conservative religious organizations have on the mental, physical, and academic health of queer people. To potentially effect change in the culture at the university, Noble stated “things need to be shared more bluntly because they are incredibly serious” and that if change didn’t happen soon, “someone was going to die.”
Bekett Noble’s cause of death
After Nobel’s suicide on November 24, at 8:00 a.m., a comprehensive email was sent to several university administrators outlining their ideas, anxieties, and proposals for helping queer and trans students currently attending Redeemer University. “I never thought it would be me who was finally the first to collapse under the weight of everything we go through to try and get a Christian education while embracing who God created us to be,” they stated.
Noble in the email stated they had “dealt with suicide a lot in my life” and was “capable” of addressing it. “But evidently, I was wrong.” Ancaster resident Megg Markettos, whose family embraced Noble, was devastated by the loss. “Bekett was like one of our family members,” said Markettos. “One of the best people you will ever meet and get to know. Their loss is profound for us and the community.”
Markettos, who was preparing a Celebration of Life for Noble, says she hopes their death “gives Genesis a voice” in the community. Shannon McBride, Redeemer University’s communications manager, stated in an email the institution learned of the “tragic death” of a student on campus. “The community is deeply saddened by this tremendous loss,” she stated. Click here to learn more.
Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Bekett Noble have not been made by the family.
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