Glenn Hilberg won a Jos Brink Oeuvre award. The Dutch psychiatrist and activist from Curaçao received the award at the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. The presentation can be viewed via Prof. Live broadcast.
Helberg has been committed to the LGBTI movement in the Caribbean part of the kingdom for years. He is also active in the entire Dutch LGBTI community. Through his work, he tries to find connections between different groups.
Glenn Hilberg is the de The father of mental health From the gay community, the jury “concludes.” In a polarized world, Glenn is an advocate of communication and is open to listening. He is very human and intersecting. In the meantime, he has accumulated enormous works and this makes him a well deserved winner of the Jos Brink Prize 2021, ”according to the jury report.
Hilberg said the award was influenced by him. “It’s unbelievable that I get the award. I’m so happy.” Then he thanked two friends who helped him start a family. “I thank us for the daring to realize ourselves and do what we want.”
10,000 euros and art
The oeuvre prize, which is € 10,000 and a work of art, goes every two years to a person or institution committed to the acceptance and safety of LGBT people. A student from the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague designs the artwork.
The award is named after TV presenter Jos Brink, who passed away in 2007. This is the seventh time the award has been awarded. The award is awarded on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
In addition to Helberg, there were two other candidates: Sandro Kortekaas who works with LGBTI refugees and Tieneke Sumter who fights for social justice and equal rights in the Netherlands and Suriname.