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Suicide prevention charity rejects gay wrestler’s porn donations

Ella Braidwood December 13, 2018
Dave Marshall, a gay wrestler, who is making gay porn to raise funds for charity

A suicide prevention charity in Australia has reportedly rejected proceeds donated by gay wrestler Dave Marshall from his homemade porn.

Gay Star News reports that Beyondblue rejected donations from Perth-based Dave Marshall, who was inspired to give the $5,000 proceeds from his gay porn to the suicide prevention charity after his father took his own life last year.

In emails sent from Beyondblue to Marshall, seen by Gay Star News, the wrestler is told that it cannot accept his donations because they were generated using fundraising activities, such as “gambling, alcohol and pornography,” which are banned by the charity.

The charity also demanded that Marshall removes all mentions of Beyondblue on his social media channels.

Beyondblue rejects gay wrestler’s donations

It reportedly gave Marshall the choice to give the $5,000 proceeds as a “personal” donation, provided he remove all mention of the charity on social media, or to refund the sum to him.

Marshall chose to have his donation refunded and has since chosen a mental healthy charity called Black Dog Institute to give the proceeds to.

He said he would double the amount donated to Black Dog Institute to $10,000.

Marshall has confirmed with Black Dog Institute that the charity is happy to accept his donation from the gay porn proceeds.

Marshall generates profits from his gay porn videos by uploading them onto the subscription-based OnlyFans platform.

“Stats on LGBT in this area are quite scary, too, so I hope I can in some way give back to my community.”

—Dave Marshall

Marshall previously 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.

Gay wrestler Dave Marshall, who makes gay porn and donates the profits to charity
Gay wrestler Dave Marshall makes gay porn to help prevent LGBT+ suicides. (davemarshall89/instagram)

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

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.

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