NAYLOR RESIGN FROM TGTF
Kathy Deitsch, Texas Gay Task Force moderator, and
Bettie Naylor, 66th session Texas Legislature lobbyist
for gay rights in Texas, have announced their resignations.
Deitsch said in a press release dated July 25, 1980,
"With, for example, $1100 owed Naylor in accrued salary
for fund-raising and a $900 telephone bill that I am
ultimately responsible for, we were left with little
choice but to resign."
A TGTF source has informed CONNECTIONS that TGTF
also owes money to Edra Bogle, who operated the jewelry and TGTF t-shirt sales at Texas Gay Conference 6 held
in Austin in August 1979, to Woody Egger, who loaned
TGTF money for TGC6, and to several others. Arrangements
for paying Bogle and Egger back have been made. The
source states, "The organization is firmly committed to
repaying the people to whom it is financially indebted."
The TGTF source also said that the resignations
of Deitsch and Naylor were received after they were
■voted out of office at the July 26 TGTF meeting, which
Deitsch and Naylor did not attend.
Naylor stated, "Persons think it is easy to raise
money. Unfortunately, it takes a specific project that
has wide appeal, front money, and a lot of direct personal contact. As economic times have grown more difficult, statewide travel to set up fundraisers has become
less of an option." Naylor cites travel and direct contact as being responsible for a large portion of the
organization's success these last 18 months in raising
nearly $40,000 for gay-related projects statewide, including the 66th session lobby effort.
Deistsch stated, "Although we personally regret
the need for our resignations, our record supports our
past commitment to the organization's programs and their
funding. There is seldom a good time to terminate one's
relationship with an organization such as TGTF. It
comes after much thought and consideration."
As for the future, Naylor announced the establishment of Naylor & Associates, a consulting firm. "Our
work will center on specific public relations and advertising projects, fundraising, organizational and legislative consulting. We will continue to be involved in
efforts around the state which are timely and professional in nature," Naylor said.
Deitsch and Naylor concluded, "We both wish to
take this opportunity to thank gays/lesbians and their
supporters statewide for their past support and cooperation with us and our work. We all must continue to
work in our own ways for the changes we all desire."
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