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Rusty Mae Moore, Transgender Educator and Activist, Dies at 80

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Rusty Mae Moore, a transgender educator and activist who housed hundreds of transgender people in the 1990s and 2000s in her Brooklyn home, a de facto shelter that became known as Transy House, died on Feb.

23 at her home in Pine Hill, N.Y., in the Catskills. She was 80. Her wife, Chelsea Goodwin, said the cause was cardiovascular complications.

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.

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