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Anti-abortion vs. Pro-life – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Anti-abortion vs. Pro-life – YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Nov. 2016 Barney Frank once said, “Conservatives believe that from the standpoint of the federal government, life begins at conception and ends at birth.” How true…

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…

Weighing in on Unisex Bathrooms ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Weighing in on Unisex Bathrooms ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2016 There’s a great deal of attention on North Carolina since it passed a law in March that states transgendered people must use the bathroom…

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…

Hateful Bible Thumpers ~ YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY

Hateful Bible Thumpers ~ YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – July, 2015 On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States voted that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry is unconstitutional. As expected,…

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