Editor's Note: Today's guest post about the sad news of Feminist & LGBT Warrior Rusty Gordon's death comes from South Florida activist Bill Vayens. Gordon was listed as one of the "Feminist who Changed America" in the book by Barbara J. Love in 2007.
She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. As a music producer in the 60's, she began producing women's concerts and festivals in the 70's and was an early supporter of lesbian musical artists.
In the late 60's she founded the Whimsey Political Clearinghouse in South Florida, with a focus on women's studies and LGBT issues. She was well known in NOW circles in South Florida and nationally and helped found the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus. Last year she was named Chair Emeritus of the Caucus, after having served as its vice president for many years.