Ellie Lust wins Jos Brink Award
Ellie Lust is the winner of the Jos Brink Award for 2017. The well-known Amsterdam police spokeswoman, received the biennial prize for people who are committed to a better position of, among others, gays and transgender people from the hands of minister Jet Bussemaker (Emancipation) in the Oude Luxor Theater in Rotterdam.
The jury koost Lust, also the face of politienetwerk Pink in Blue, “because of its large visibility, and role model as a lesbian woman, both within the LHBTI community and beyond in the broad circles of the society”.
She has homosexuality in addition to discussion made by the police, the judge the jury: “something in the past isn’t always that easy been with this organization”.
Lust won from the other nominees; the Amsterdam café Lellebel and the chairman of the Dutch Network for Intersekse Miriam van der Have. The award consists of a cash prize of 10,000 euros.
The Jos Brink Prize went to BeyonG Veldkamp, because of its involvement in Respect2Love and Transunited. She was also well known to participate in the television series Love Me Gender. According to the jury the acts she and her “colorful personality and wide publicity” as a role model for other transgender people.
In the jury were Paul de Leeuw, fashion designer Jan Taminiau and Lisette Kuyper (SCP-researcher). Minister Bussemaker said that she is proud of the winners. According to her, they play as role models, “a crucial role” in the emancipation and acceptance.