Gay wrestler makes porn to stop LGBT suicides
Gay wrestler Dave Marshall from Perth, Australia, is giving the proceeds from his homemade gay porn to a suicide prevention charity after his father took his own life last year.
Professional wrestler Dave Marshall uploads his gay porn videos onto the subscription-based OnlyFans platform, with the profits being donated to charity Beyond Blue.
“Stats on LGBT in this area are quite scary, too, so I hope I can in some way give back to my community.”
Marshall posted on social media to highlight LGBT+ suicide rates, adding that he hoped his actions would help the queer community.
Gay wrestler Dave Marshall: Depression and anxiety are big issues in society
“The reason the money I raise from my OnlyFans goes towards Beyond Blue is seeing everyday how big depression and anxiety has become in society and almost overlooked. … first time saying this, but my father took his life last year,” he posted on Instagram, according to Gay Star News, which broke the story
“Stats on LGBT in this area are quite scary, too, so I hope I can in some way give back to my community. Positivity is everything.”
Marshall regularly posts on social media about working on his own mental health.
The 29 year old was reportedly inspired to set up his OnlyFans account following encouragement from his then-boyfriend.
Dave Marshall used to work in sales before quitting job to become wrestler
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The wrestler reportedly came out as gay aged 25, when he worked in sales.
He went on to quit his job and become a full-time wrestler and personal trainer.
Marshall is currently signed to Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance.
Studies have shown that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people are more likely to attempt suicide than their straight counterparts.
A 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people are almost three times as likely to seriously contemplate suicide than heterosexual youths.
It also found that LGB youth were five times more likely to have attempted suicide than heterosexual young people.
If you are in the US and are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression, or just want to talk, call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14. If you are in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255. If you are in the UK, you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123.