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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,…

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

Merrimack Valley’s Queer Youth and Gay Straight Alliance in Grammar Schools

By: Dani Langevin: June, 2015 Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Methuen High School and sitting in on a meeting of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Several of…

A Republican, Catholic, and a Freak ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

A Republican, Catholic, and a Freak ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – May, 2015 A couple of weeks ago I saw a posting on Facebook that showed Bruce Jenner on the cover of a Wheaties box in the…

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – April, 2015 I ran this column almost five years ago, but feel the need to remind our readers of two local gay authors. Brian Tessier is…

History and Religion Mandate Gay Rights

History and Religion Mandate Gay Rights

By: Dani Langevin – March, 2015 One of the strongest reasons people use to justify that history be a part of our educational system is that we learn from it.…

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