Annual LGBTI+ City Award
Other city awards
Utrecht was the first to initiate a LGBTIQ city award, but it is no longer the only one. In 2009, The Hague started its prize, named after football referee John Blankenstein. In 2015, Schiedam started with the Jilles Bruggeman Penning. The Utrecht artist Claudia de Breij received this medal in 2020. Rotterdam followed in 2022 with the Joanne Ellenkamp Award, named after the Rotterdam lesbian politician and director who died in this year.
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Mayor Annie Brouwer-Korf is the first to receive the award named after her. Then followed:
2008: scientist and activist Judith Schuyf
2009: Marischka Verbeek from bookstore Savannah Bay
2010: Jacques Drabbe, honorary member of COC Midden-Nederland
2011: Youth organisation PANN
2012: Feibe Zweers from cafe Body Talk
2013: gay men’s choir Cantotori del Duomo
2014: working group for refugees Cocktail from COC-Midden-Nederland
2015: Utrecht Gender Divers
2016: Theatre group AanZ
2017: documentary Breaking Borders by Barbara Vollebregt and Fatima Warsame
2018: Jan Scheepstra (posthumous) of gay disco De Roze Wolk
2019: game builder Games[4diversity]
2020: former mayor Jan van Zanen
2012: Elias van Mourik with the rainbow cycle path at the Science Park. This year Hans Kuperus, former Chief Cabinet of the municipality, received a one-time Liftetime Award.
2022: Utrecht Pride of initiator Robbert Kalff
Up-to-date information about the Annie Brouwer-Korf Award through Midzomergracht Festival.
Dutch LHBTIQ awards: Bob Angelo penning en oorkonde, Jos Brink Prijs, John Blankenstein Prijs – Den Haag, Jillis Bruggeman Penning – Schiedam, Joanne Ellenkamp prijs – Rotterdam, Burgemeester Dalesprijs – Nijmegen