First transgender woman inducted into the City of Columbus Hall of Fame

Lana Moore

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Earlier this week, Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther swore in the newest members of the City of Columbus Hall of Fame. Among those to receive the prestigious honor was Captain Lana Moore.

Lana Moore is a third-generation firefighter, EMT-B with the Columbus Division of Fire. She retired after 35 years of service to her community. From 1982-2002, she joined the Division Honor Guard marching and firing squad, and as an Honor Guard Commander for which she received the Fire Distinguished Service Award. Captain Moore has served for the past 16 years on the Division Awards Committee Review Board. In 2008, Captain Moore transitioned on the job and in October 2011, she received the Fire Service Award of Merit. She has served on GLAAD’s Board of Directors for nearly six years where she has been a true inspiration to staff and has advanced GLAAD’s work to advocate for transgender people everywhere.

Lana has also served as Chairperson of her Church Board of Trustees as well as the Senior Pastoral Committee at North Congregational United Church of Christ. She is the first trans person to hold those positions.

The City of Columbus Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals who, through exemplary accomplishments, have gained national recognition for themselves and have brought credit to the city of Columbus, OH. Lana has not only helped raise visibility and LGBTQ acceptance in Columbus, but around the world.

Press release from GLAAD

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