On September 1 2009 Suicide Prevention Australia released their position statement on "Suicide and self-harm among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities".

Quoting from the media release for the launch of this position statement:
The Honourable Michael Kirby, AC CMG said, “There is no excuse, whether heterosexual or gay, to avoid our obligation to try to eradicate this discrimination and injustice”. He added, “Heterosexuals and GLBT individuals and communities must work together to build strategies that actively address hetrosexism, and promote inclusive, safe and supportive environments are therefore critical to suicide and self-harm prevention for GLBT communities.”

Quoting a particularly pertinent section of the position statement:
Similarly, those belonging to religious faiths that promulgate negative discourses about homosexuality are particularly vulnerable to suicide and self-harm. Conflicts between spiritual or religious beliefs and sexuality can result in significant psychological dissonance as well as division and exclusion from family, friends and community.

For many, these experiences manifest in deep feelings of self-loathing and hatred that, in turn, severely elevate the risk of suicide and self-harm (Hillier et al., 2008). As one young SSA woman describes:

Knowing what was facing me religion-wise and with my family I was pretty suicidal between the ages of about 16 and 19…not so much because of people’s homophobia but because of feeling totally trapped between a religion/family that didn’t accept homosexuality and being who I was. (‘Peggy’, aged 20, in Hillier et al., 2008)
The Jewish community leadership and in fact anyone who disapproves of homosexuality needs to understand that intolerance of homosexuality directly impacts on people who are not heterosexual. This position statement shows there is strong evidence that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are up to 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexuals. [See also coverage in the Sydney Star Observer]

This is an extremely serious and urgent problem and the community needs to treat it with appropriate gravity. Continuing to stand behind outdated biblical prohibitions is quite simply unacceptable.