The Real Faces of Those You Fear

Western Wayne School Board members AJ Gaudenzi and Roger Shaffer Jr have posted that the teenager in the rainbow swim suit using the high school boys room – and the teen in the bikini using the girls room – would cause chaos. They have vowed to turn away all Federal funding for the district as an acceptable penalty, and are prepared to spend taxpayer money to defend their crusade. The hate and bigotry has to end. There’s no place in modern America for institutional discrimination.


About colealpaugh

Cole Alpaugh's newspaper career began in the early 80s, starting with small daily papers in Maryland and Massachusetts, where his stories won national awards. His most recent job was at a large daily in Central New Jersey, where his "true life" essays included award-winning pieces on a traveling rodeo and an in-depth story on an emergency room doctor that was nominated by Gannett News Service for a 1991 Pulitzer Prize. Cole also contracted with two Manhattan-based news agencies, covering conflicts in Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Thailand and Cambodia. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, as well as most newspapers in America. Cole is currently a freelance photographer and novelist living in Northeast Pennsylvania, where he spends afternoons in a virtual running race around the equator, and evenings watching his daughter's magical stage performances. You can find him online at
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