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Remembering Gayle

[Gayle DeLuca. Photo credit: Kellie Gillespie]

By Drago Renteria

I first met Gayle when I was working at the Deaf Gay and Lesbian Center back in the early 90’s. She’d come to an event we’d sponsored, complete in full leather attire. When the event was over, she offered to stay and help me clean up. While we cleaned, I learned she was looking for a new place to live and I mentioned that I’d seen a vacancy sign just a block down from my apartment on Market Street in the Castro.

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Did you know?

  • Data from The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that 1 million people die every year of suicide worldwide
  • There is one death by suicide every 40 seconds
  • There are more people lost to suicide than to homicide and war combined
  • Suicide ranks as the third leading cause of death worldwide among 15-19 year olds
  • More than 100,000 adolescents die by suicide each year worldwide