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Friday, 9 January 2004

Obituary: Brent Benaschak (founder Whistler Gay Ski Week)

An obituary today in The Daily Telegraph marks the passing on 30th December last, at the age of 41, of Brent Benaschak. I write about this only because I think it is interesting, and pleasing, that this newspaper chooses to publish this occurrence, given its seeming difficulty in accepting sexual diversity in modern British society and the changes in our legislation which have been required, and some more which are still required, to accommodate this. It ends the obituary with what is often seen as a code phrase, however: "He never married". In this particular case this hardly seems necessary. One wonders if the obituary writer is being ironic.

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