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SUICIDE: Lesbian Howard University Student Aiyisha Hassan, 19, Kills Herself

Aiyisha Hassan, a 19-year-old lesbian one-time Howard University student, died on Tuesday in California of an apparent suicide. Reports coming in says she struggled with her sexuality, though it’s unclear whether we’re dealing with another bullycide or other factors. “She was having a lot of trouble with a lot of different things,” says a Howard senior who lived in the same building as Hassan, “but mainly her sexual identity and just trying to express that.” A vigil was held Thursday at Howard, organized through Twitter. Details are few, but we’ll share them as more information arrives. [photo via Facebook]