Extra Mile Award

Dr. Boyd is a long standing member of the LGBT community, supporting gay and lesbian rights for decades. She was the first openly gay female dentist in the DFW area. She is a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, has been a Federal Club member, and served on various boards.  Until recently gays, lesbian, transgendered persons, and persons living with HIV/AIDS often did not feel comfortable seeking dental care for fear of rejection. She felt it was important to be open about her sexuality at a time when prejudice was the norm so that others would know that there was a safe and comfortable place to receive dental care.