Workplace Gender Harmony


  • National Vice President of EQUAL!, Avaya's and Lucent's employee resource group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered employees, 1999-present.  Designed and launched Lucent Learning and Performance Center class "Understanding Transgendered Workers", a TG-101 class at Lucent in Columbus.  Worked to develop 1998 and 1999 EQUAL! national conferences. Member of Agenda and Registration committees. Coordinated Transgender content and participation.  Championed for Lucent's groundbreaking Equal Opportunity policy protecting "Gender Identity, Characteristics, or Expression" in 1997.
  • Set up, ran, and donated use of and, providing web hosting and e-mail services for the transgender community.
  • National Organization for Women (NOW) Columbus Chapter Vice President, 1999-2001.  Columbus NOW Treasurer 2001-present. Advocated for women's rights.
  • Transgender at Work project Chair, 1998-present.  Educated and assisted companies on transgender issues and EO policy.
  • It's Time, Ohio! founding member (1997) and Chair (1998-1999.)  Educated and advocated for civil rights for transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay residents of Ohio.  Board member of national organization It's Time, America! 1999-present.


  • Outstanding Community Leader Award, from Ohio State University Multicultural Center, May 2006.
  • Certificate of Honor and Recognition, from Columbus City Council, May 2006.
  • Trailblazer Award, from Out & Equal Workplace Associates, Oct 2001. This National "Outie" award is given to an LGBT person who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equity.
  • AA/EO Recognition Award from Lucent Technologies in Columbus, Ohio, December 1999.
  • Various merit-based stock option awards from Lucent Technologies in 1997 and 1999, and from Avaya in 2000.
  • AT&T Individual Performance Award in 1991 for GUARD service.
  • AT&T Extraordinary Contribution Award in 1989 for FCE Visionary work.
  • AT&T Extraordinary Contribution Award in 1985 for CareComm network.
  • Flying Rubber Chicken Award at USENIX in 1982 for Curses and Terminfo.
  • Offered California State Fellowship in 1976.
  • California State Scholarship holder while at USC (1973-1976).
  • Placed 5th in the State of California in Mathematics Association of America Calculus Contest, 1973.
  • Participant in USC Honors Program (1973-1976).
  • Association for Educational Data Systems (AEDS) programming contest first prize, Computer Science category (1973).

See also Dr. Horton's technical qualifications.

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