A Republican leader in Utah has claimed casual sex is responsible for high LGBT suicide rates.
During an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Dave Robinson, the openly gay Republican Party’s communications director for Salt Lake City County, claimed that casual sex can cause people to feel “self-loathing” and can make people turn to suicide.
While recounting a conversation he had with his neighbours about how the Republican Party isn’t homophobic, he said: “I said you can own your own business, you can run for office – I don’t think there’s a better time on this planet in history to be gay than right now.
“So then I walked through and I said, ‘I actually think it has more to do with the lifestyle that the gays are leading that they refuse to have any scrutiny with.
“You talk to some of these people that have had grundles of sex partners and the self-loathing and basically, the unhappiness and the self-hatred level is tremendously high.
“The gay community really needs to start having some conversations within their community, saying how is our lifestyle [is] affecting our mental health.”