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Dani Langevin
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Dani Langevin is a teacher and has a Bachelors in Fine Art and Masters in Education. she has written four young adult novels, one of which is self-published.

How Language Fails Sexual Identity ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

How Language Fails Sexual Identity ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – July, 2017 Language, as do creation stories, can define us singularly and collectively. Every culture has its own language and creation stories or stories to explain why…

Those Who Came Out in 2016 ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Those Who Came Out in 2016 ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – January, 2017 There has been a lot of focus on celebrity deaths over the past year, especially in the past few weeks where 2016 seemed hell…

Methuen LGBTQ Youth Weigh in on Trump ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Methuen LGBTQ Youth Weigh in on Trump ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Dec. 2016 I am blissfully now teaching sophomore U.S. History at the newly and beautifully renovated Methuen High School and loving it. I am also the…

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Oct. 2016 What is patriotism today? From what I can see it is fear, bigotry and ignorance. This came to my attention when someone on Facebook,…

Teachers Lives Matter ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Teachers Lives Matter ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Sept. 2016 Last month, Tom Duggan posted a comment asking people if they supported merit pay for teachers and the claws came out. I’ve been an…

History of LBGTQ Murders: Stop the Hate!

History of LBGTQ Murders:  Stop the Hate!

By: Dani Langevin – July, 2016 There is no doubt that the shooting at the Pulse dance club in Orlando is a tragedy. It is an act of hate, an…

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevi – April, 2016 I was at a wedding shower the other day sitting with several family members. The evening before when I couldn’t sleep I realized that…

Saying Goodbye to a Brother ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Saying Goodbye to a Brother  ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – March, 2016 On Saturday, February 27, my sister, niece and I met at my brother’s apartment and within three hours dismantled the life that he had…

The Teaching Gene ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

The Teaching Gene ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Feb. 2016 Apparently my December column created quite a stir. I discovered that my administration received some unsolicited phone calls. Why wouldn’t those people contact me?…

Forgiving and Living with a Broken Heart ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Forgiving and Living with a Broken Heart  ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Jan. 2016 Meet Hector Black: Hector is a ninety-year-old man who lives in Tennessee. He has been featured on StoryCorps, Radiolab, and The Moth. He fought…

The War on Public Education ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The War on Public Education ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – December, 2015 I used to love my career. I was proud to be an educator. I woke up every day looking forward to the curriculum I…

The War on Public Education ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The War on Public Education ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – November, 2015 A study conducted by the America Federation of Teachers in 2013 revealed that U.S. students spent as much as thirty days taking practice tests…

Where Are All the Gods? ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Where Are All the Gods? ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – October, 2015 I think everyone would agree that the world can be an ugly place. Not a day goes by that the media doesn’t inundate us…

Inequities or Discrimination ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Inequities or Discrimination ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – September, 2015 There is a car commercial being aired that has three tongue and cheek elderly ladies having some fun with a male salesman. The old…

Courage, Biology, and Being American

Courage, Biology, and Being American

By: Dani Langevin – August, 2015 The definition of courage is: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. I…

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