SATURDAY April 9th, 2022 AT 12 PM
At the Blackthorne Resort
Rusty Mae Moore was a beloved wife, professor, and a member of the Goth and Steampunk communities, to name just a few. Along with her wife Chelsea Goodman, she was part of the popular WIOX radio show In Goth We Trust (which is still running now and can be heard on WIOX online every Wednesday and Thursday night).
We will be honoring her memory with a ceremony at the Resort’s nondenominational chapel, and then with the entertainment, shows, people, and performers she loved.
It will take place during the Gilt and Fanfare Steampunk event, which is dedicated to her memory and also taking place at the Blackthorne. Event tickets are NOT required for the memorial ceremony.
From The New York Times:
“Ms. Moore, a longtime professor of international business, was a fixture in New York City’s transgender community. After she transitioned in the early 1990s, she purchased a rowhouse in the Park Slope neighborhood, where she sheltered up to a dozen people at a time who would have otherwise been homeless.
Among them was Sylvia Rivera, herself an important figure in New York’s transgender history, who stayed with Ms. Moore for more than a decade, taking on a motherly role by doling out wisdom, advice and loans to other residents.
Transy House was modeled after a shelter that Ms. Rivera had run with Marsha P. Johnson in the 1970s through their organization Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, first in a trailer truck in Greenwich Village and later in a former tenement building in the East Village.”
“Moore was a Fulbright Fellow at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1986-87, and her research was published in numerous scholarly publications, according to officials at Hofstra University in Hempstead.”