LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The now-retired Columbus, Ohio Fire Captain and Pride Grand Marshall, rode the Transgender Youth float during the parade and was honored with the 2016 Stonewall Columbus Grand Marshal Award afterwards. The award was presented to Moore by Fire Chief Kevin O’Connor in the presence of firefighter brothers.
Moore in Facebookon Columbus Pride: “The past weekend has been a whirlwind. Celebrating our unity in pride of love & freedom, while also showing our respect for the innocent souls who were killed and injured in Orlando, has us feeling a dichotomy of emotions. We proudly honor them by standing strong — together.”
Moore is a third-generation Columbus firefighter who came out in 2008. Moore served 35 years before retiring earlier this year. She spends considerable time working on behalf of trans and LGBT people and serves on the GLAAD board.
Moore: “Columbus is “my town,” I love Columbus. I was born and raised here. I followed a family tradition of civic duty and spent the last 35 years racing to help others, often on “the worst day of their life.” The folks in Columbus have showed me so much love in return. Columbus wins, because love wins, and Columbus is love.”
Third-generation firefighter for 35 years, fire chief and transgender adds up to one heck of a Trans Role Model. Congrats to Lana Moore!
Sources: Facebook, Columbus, Ohio media and Stonewall Columbus.
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