Activist and Attorney Fran Watson

Fran Watson spends her life making the world a better, fairer place for Houston's residents. After leaving high school at 16, Fran went to work. A manager saw something special in her and encouraged her to get her GED. Her high score on the GED put her in college a few months later. Fran continued on to law school, and with the support of her church, opened her own law practice creating wills and trusts for same-sex couples. A 2011 accident left her with two broken legs-- and a desire to do more for her community. In addition to practicing law, Fran works tirelessly to better her community. Fran was recognized for all her work this week when she was named Grand Marshal of the Houston Pride Parade in recognition of her "outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Houston LGBT Community."