2012 Chloes Awards
The Chloes is an award created by friends of the late AIDS activist and artist Chloe Dzubilo. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2010, at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY.
The 2012 Chloes will honor Love Warriors who carry on the legacy of revolutionary trans-activists Chloe Dzubilo, Sylvia Rivera, and Marsha P. Johnson.
The 2012 Love Warrior Honorees are:
- The friends and supporters of Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson for making Marsha’s inspiration available to future generations.
- The Transgender Activists of the Occupy Movement for transforming the revolution.
- Elizabeth Rivera and Make the Road NY for connecting queer, transgender and immigrant rights with HIV prevention campaigns.
- We Can End AIDS Campaign coalition for reviving direct action during the 25th Anniversary year of ACT-UP!
Pay It No Mind: Marsh P. Johnson
Michael Kasino and Richard Morrison’s powerful documentary depicts the life and times of this wonderful New York personality. In keeping with Marsha’s spirit, Michael Kasino declined the award as an individual and asked that all of the film supporters be honored together.
The film features archival footage of Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and interviews with compatriots such as activists Randy Wicker, Agosto Machado, Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder Jimmy Camicia, photographer Rick Shupper, and film-maker Michael Kasino. The film has been screened at the IFC Center. See the trailer here.
Marsha P. Johnson (1944–1992) 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.