The Power List: KEN MEHLMAN

4.17.2012

By Out.com Editors

Businessman, 45

As the most influential Republican to come out, Mehlman has played a critical role in winning conservative supporters to the cause of same-sex marriage, as well as last year’s repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Not everyone can forgive his fealty to George W. Bush, but his success in raising millions for LGBT equality has won new admirers, including Dustin Lance Black and incoming HRC president Chad Griffin.

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