1. Surviving a Head Shot & Polio to Champion Muslim Women's Education, Jamila Afghani, Afghani Deputy Minister of Martyr and Disabled Affairs
  2. Gay Priests, Byzantine History, & Fantasy?Stephen Morris, a former Eastern Orthodox priest
  3. Politics and Being Gay in Texas,  Moe Vela, Senior Advisor in the White House for the Obama and Clinton Administrations
  4. Behind the Camera: Concealing Identity While Increasing Transparency in Government,  Evan Glass, Executive Director of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
  5. First Openly Gay Man Elected to the Legislature; So What?, Adam Ebbin, Virginia State Senator