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Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - FRONT PAGE -

One of the best things about work­ing in the news in­dus­try is con­stantly be­ing ex­posed to dif­fer­ent points of view. Ev­ery­one has their own way of see­ing the world and it’s al­ways good to chal­lenge your own be­liefs and look at things from an­other per­spec­tive.

Our reg­u­lar up­dates from Blen­heim’s own Mr Gay NZ Ricky Devine White are a great ex­am­ple. In a world where sex­u­al­ity and gen­der iden­ti­ties are more di­verse than ever be­fore, it’s help­ful to have some­one ex­plain the ABCs of LGBTQI in lay­man’s terms as he’s done this week (see page 6).

It’s es­pe­cially sig­nif­i­cant in a week where com­ments from Aus­tralian rugby star Is­rael Fo­lau about peo­ple ‘‘burn­ing in hell’’ for their choice of part­ner has put the spot­light on gay rights and re­li­gion.

Fo­lau’s views are worth con­sid­er­ing and ev­ery­one is en­ti­tled to their opin­ion, how­ever hate­ful or of­fen­sive it might seem. Dif­fer­ing view­points spark dis­cus­sion and de­bate, help­ing us all to learn more about com­pli­cated and con­tro­ver­sial is­sues.

AD­VER­TIS­ING SALES DI­REC­TOR

03 520 8900 or nme.sup­port@stuff.co.nz Ian Allen 03 520 8900 or ian.allen@stuff.co.nz 2864 or lee.henaghan@stuff.co.nz

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