Trans and AIDS activist, Blacklips eminence, and HUGE Equine lover Chloe Dzubilo died this morning, details to come. RIP, beauty.
There was a little gathering last night where we pulled together info from her partner, police reports, and friends.
Chloe had been on hardcore pain meds and AIDS meds for a long time, and was on a three-medicine concoction which is the same thing that they give soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder coming back from the Iraq war. On the box it says that a side-effect is ‘suicidal thoughts’…the NY Times wrote a story about the medication last week.Taking all these meds Chloe would be lucid for maybe five hours each day, then at night would switch and be completely delusional and paranoid. Also, her partner says that Chloe was losing her balance and falling down often.
She was put in bed last night at midnight by a friend and at 2am she left her apartment. A camera saw her going in one direction and a guy from her building going in another direction, but then Chloe called the guy over. The police spoke with this man and he is a solid stand-up citizen and he said that Chloe asked him where a police station was, that she needed to be protected by the police (her paranoia). He told her to take the subway to the police station. Chloe fell on a track that was not operational and at some point was hit by a service car. She may have hit her head and been unconscious, who knows…The police are still compiling details.
Earlier in the day she had bought art supplies. She was excited about future plans. There was no suicide note. It is more likely that this was an accident - that she fell in her over-medicated state, rather than a suicide.
If you hear anyone say that she killed herself I hope you will tell them the rest of the details.
Saturday, March 12 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
Wheelchair access @243 Thompson St.
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The community of activist and artist Chloe Dzubilo invite you to a celebration of her fierce and beautiful trans-spirit. Together we can be inspired by her loving defiance in the face of a tragically fractured health care system, abusive gender prejudices, and her own failing health.
Chloe’s closest friends --- Transgender and HIV/AIDS advocacy s/heroes, recovering humans, downtown artists, singers, dancers --- will honor her singular vision of a just world through ritual, song, art, incite-full stories, dance.
We invite you to come together for one afternoon in the spirit by which Chloe lived her life --- to invoke a world where artist-activist-healer are one, where struggle is glamorous, irreverence heals and joy shows up brightly in the darkest places.