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Falls Church Business News & Notes

News Christopher Bergin, president and publisher of Tax Analysts, participated in the 125th edition of Columbia Business School’s intensive month long Senior Executive Program (CSEP) designed to help business leaders “maximize their leadership potential within their organizations.”

Business News & Notes

News The Falls Church City Public Schools have established a new award to recognize Falls Church businesses that have played an active role in the city’s public schools.

‘High Minded’ Frontwoman Follows Musical Path

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Seventeen-year-old George Mason High School senior Katie Potrykus, lead singer and guitarist of the Falls Church-based, all-girl rock band High Minded, has been a musical talent in the making since the age of three and has been blossoming ever since.

Anything But Straight: Exodus: ‘A Loving Call To Battle’

Sporting a fog machine for its smoke and mirrors routine and an extravagant stage that would make The Rolling Stones blush, the “ex-gay” group Exodus International held its glitzy annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina. I was in town all week to partner with regional and state organizations to oppose the meeting and its dizzying […]

Anything But Straight: A New Stage for the Sultan of Stigma

Since 1973, the once dreaded American Psychiatric Association has become an ally of gay and lesbian equality. They have consistently withstood outside pressure from right wing organizations and instead chose to do what was in the best interest of GLBT mental health. Most notably, they endorsed same-sex civil marriage in a groundbreaking 2005 position paper.

Anything But Straight: ‘Ex-gay’ Therapist Decalres War

Dr. Warren Throckmorton, the shamelessly self-promoting "ex-gay" therapist, has stepped up his holy war against gay people. This week, he organized a pack of fundamentalist quacks to file a formal written complaint with the American Counseling Association. Throckmorton's crew is upset because they believe the ACA is inhibiting their ability to destroy the mental health […]

Anything But Straight: New Warrior II

Last week, I wrote about the ManKind Project, a weekend retreat that tries to jolt men into dealing with deep personal issues. In the column, I discussed the troubling ties ManKind's New Warriors program has with ex-gay ministries, which aggressively tout the retreat in their efforts to supposedly instill masculinity in their clients.

Anything But Straight: Dr. Blog

Every now and again, a snake will show its fangs. Case in point is Dr. Warren Throckmorton, one of America's leading "ex-gay" therapists. Last week, a Nebraska-based website ( http://gaystraightalliance.com) so obscure it was inaccessible by popular search engines such as Google, was discovered by right wing activists. What the website had to say was […]

Anything but Straight: Drunk on Delusions

The Big Easy proved to be quite difficult for the so-called "ex-gay" industry earlier this month. At the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in New Orleans, anti-gay forces choreographed an expensive protest designed to pressure the APA into endorsing "ex-gay" therapy.