Power: The Straight Scoop on Thirty-Five Gay Power Players

28. Sue O’Connell
Copublisher, Bay Windows/South End News; Cohost, One In Ten
O’Connell worked at KISS-108, WBOS, and the Phoenix before landing at Bay Windows/South End News, which she and business partner Jeff Coakley bought two years ago and which won a combined six New England Press Association awards last year. One of the first women on the board of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, O’Connell spends her Sunday nights cohosting WFNX’s gay-issues program, One In Ten.

29. Nicholas Martin
Artistic Director, Huntington Theatre Company
Martin has won rave reviews since he came to the Huntington four years ago, while his productions have gone on to New York to win no fewer than three Tony nominations.

30. Randy Price
News Anchor, WHDH-TV, Channel 7
So popular is Price that Channel 7 — famous for tossing the talent — has given him an unprecedented contract extension to 2008.

31. Marty Rouse
Campaign Director, MassEquality.org
Devoted to upholding same-sex marriage, MassEquality.org has exploded since Rouse arrived soon after the Goodridge ruling. The former Clinton operative has since built the group from a casual collaboration of like-minded organizations into a political force.