Best Activist

Bettie Naylor

Any legislator who can say no to Bettie Naylor should be ashamed. At the very least they should take a break from the bad job they are doing and re-examine their purposes in life, because this frisky octogenarian and effective political ally is wise beyond her years and could show them all a thing or two about compassion, benevolence, and doing the right thing. This progressive Texas native came to Austin in the Seventies and joined the emergent feminist movement. She was involved in some of the state's earliest gay-rights battles, as well, helping found the Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (now known as Equality Texas) and the original national Human Rights Campaign Fund. Now, our beloved whippersnapper is taking on a challenge close to the heart and closer to home as one of the leading figureheads of Pride Build 2007, a collaboration between Habitat for Humanity and the Austin gay community to build a home for a lovely local grandmother named Marta.

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