Captain Lana Moore
Lana Moore, a third-generation firefighter, EMT-B with the Columbus Division of Fire retired in 2016 with 35 years of service. She participated from 1982-2002 on 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 served 16 years on the Division Awards Committee Review Board. In 2008 Captain Moore came out as openly transgender and transitioned on the job from male to female. October 2011, she received the Fire Service Award of Merit.
In 2011, Lana served as Moderator (Chairperson) of her Church Board of Trustees and also the Senior Pastoral Committee at North Congregational United Church of Christ; The first trans person to hold those positions.
Lana has traveled the state sharing her story and speaking on transgender issues within the LGBTQI movement in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Lana has also presented trans workshops in Boston, Atlanta, Denver, and delivered a keynote speech in London Ontario. Lana has worked closely with Stonewall Columbus to bring GLAAD and the Columbus Division of Fire together for an Anti-Bullying Public Service announcement and to turn the Short North & City Hall purple, raising awareness for Spirit Day.
In addition to serving as a Vice Chair on the Executive Board of Directors for GLAAD, Lana has volunteered locally for Franklin County's "CATCH Court" as a mentor for women who are survivors of human trafficking, is a member of the Ohio ACLU TransAction Committee, sits on the Columbus' Roundtable of Local LGBT Leaders, and is a board member of BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization), a board member of The Legacy Fund. Lana was honored as the 2016 Grand Marshal of Columbus Pride Festival and Parade.