LGBT Suicides: Aiyisha Hassan, Daughter Of Marin Non-Profit Executive Director, Takes Life

Aiyisha Hassan

Update, 10/15: Aiyisha Hassan's memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, at the Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, California. Her father, Rev. Kamal Hassan, says that her suicide was not linked to anti-gay bullying, but depression and having ended a “toxic relationship.” See our updated post for details.

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The rash of young gays and lesbians committing suicide has now struck the country's LGBT capital here in the Bay Area: Aiyisha Hassan, a 20-year-old Marin County native who identified as lesbian, killed herself on October 4. Hassan was a former student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the daughter of Makini Hassan, a Marin City non-profit executive director

According to news reports, Hassan was a part of the university's LGBT student group:

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