Dallas city councilman and mayoral candidate Ed Oakley talks to 365Gay.com about his plans for the city, his thoughts on the city's changing demographics and how his being out has impacted his campaign.
Recently installed NRA Chairman Ken Conrad hit the first rung in his restaurant career more than 60 years ago when he began washing dishes in his dad's restaurant. In his new role, the North Carolina restaurateur says he'll travel the country and advocate on issues of industry importance, including immigration, the minimum wage and the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Sherman of The Associated Press answers questions about the Obama administration's announcement that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, including what's changed in the administration's interpretation of the law and what effect this decision will have on marriage rights for same-sex couples. "DOMA remains in effect. But in federal courts, the significant legal firepower of the federal government has changed sides, which could influence judges' consideration of anti-DOMA lawsuits," he writes.
Papa John's CEO Nigel Travis discusses the successes he has delivered since replacing company founder John Schnatter in his interview with Fortune. Travis also details future plans for the business, which has outperformed Pizza Hut and Domino's to become a mainstay on Fortune's Fastest Growing Companies list.
Metro Weekly talks with Equality Maryland executive director Dan Furmansky about building that state's leading LGBT rights organization into an effective lobbying group. Furmansky says he's less the voice of LGBT Marylanders than a promoter for the voices there that already have a story to tell. "We all know the movement is about the stories," Furmansky said.