The Chloes is an award ceremony honoring “Love Warriors” --- individuals and groups that create radical social change through art and direct action.
The 2012 Chloes will be on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6:30), at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY.
This year’s ceremony celebrates Love Warriors whose work embodies the spirit of transgender revolutionaries Chloe Dzubilo, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera.
Chloe Dzubilo (1960-2011)
Chloe was an HIV positive transgender activist, equestrian, and icon of downtown nightlife in the 90’s as a playwright, actor and lead singer of the punk band Transisters. Chloe brought wit and glamour to the struggle for queer and transgender rights in HIV/AIDS services and education throughout her lifetime.
Marsha P. Johnson (1944-1992)
Marsha was a beloved African American, trans pioneer who, in the early 70’s, raised money to help found Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries and a homeless shelter for gay youth known as Star House. Whether fiercely defending fellow queens against police violence at the Stonewall rebellion or modeling for Warhol, “Saint Marsha” adorned herself in flowers and used the streets as a canvas for social transformation.
Sylvia Rivera (1951–2002)
Sylvia was also a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall uprising and a tireless advocate against the exclusion of transgender people from the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act in New York. Her life was devoted to improving the lives of queer and trans people who were also impacted by systemic poverty and racism.