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YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY – Human Rights Campaign Survey Proves LBGT Youth Need Support

YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY – Human Rights Campaign Survey Proves LBGT Youth Need Support

By: Dani Langevin Whether or not you agree with or even understand a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) lifestyle the American youth who identify themselves as part of it…

Coming Out is Never Easy ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Coming Out is Never Easy ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – July 2014 When you fall love at the same time that your mother is dying, do you focus on love’s beginning or life’s end? In 1994…

Marriage Equality Marks 10 Year Anniversary ~Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Marriage Equality Marks 10 Year Anniversary ~Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2014 Ten years ago last month the wonderfully forward thinking SJC made marriage open and equal to all adult couples that want to spend a…

Clarity on the Issue of Sexuality ~ Ye gay Ol’ Valley

Clarity on the Issue of Sexuality ~ Ye gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – May, 2014 Last month, Paul Murano’s column on clarifying the issue of homosexuality was run right next to mine, appropriately so. I’d like to add more…

Clarity on the Issue of Homosexuality – Beneath the Surface

Clarity on the Issue of Homosexuality – Beneath the Surface

By: Paul Murano – April, 2014 This is a very important column if you happen to be a fan of clarity. It is about an issue that has been purposefully…

Seven Year Old Comes out of Closet – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Seven Year Old Comes out of Closet – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

 By: Dani Langevin – April, 2014 When I was in third grade, just eight years old, I had a huge crush on Nicky (Nicole) Dalby. Nicky was this Alice in…

Gay Marriage – By Dani Langevin

Gay Marriage – By Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – March 2014 *WINNER OF A VALLEY PRESIDENT’S AWARD* I am married. I guess you could say I am ‘in a marriage’. I am not in a…

50 Shades of Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

50 Shades of Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – February, 2014 The gay community is just as diverse and varied as our heterosexual counter community. I would also venture to say that we are probably…

Perspectives on Being Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

Perspectives on Being Gay – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY by Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – January, 2013 Last month Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan posted an article on Facebook about a gay teacher who had been fired from his position at…

Dying to Teach – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Dying to Teach – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – December, 2013 In 1927, fifty-five year old Andrew Kehoe, school board treasurer in Bath, Michigan shot his wife, fire-bombed his own barn then set off a…

Are We Asking too Much of Teachers and Students? – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Are We Asking too Much of Teachers and Students? – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By Dani Langevin – November, 2013 This is the mission statement of the Common Core Standards (CCS) that has been adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Education. “The Common Core…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Choosing and Being a Step-Parent

By Dani Lanvgevin – September Too many of us find ourselves divorced. For those of us with children, this means that we may find ourselves looking for another partner who…

Hide and Go Peep, By Jeff Katz

Hide and Go Peep, By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Septeber 2013 As a married, suburban father of three, I long ago stopped pondering what goes on in the bedrooms of my neighbors even though I…

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

  The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as…

Snow Days Shouldn’t Interrupt Learning

By Dani Langvin – July 2013 It’s time to think outside the igloo. We, here in the Merrimack Valley, live in an area of extreme weather patterns. Summers can be…

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