VTM NEWS has Saturday night the Çavaria Media Award. The where the report is ignored, receives the award as a result of how they dealt with the coming-out of journalist Bo boudewijn Van Spilbeeck.
Çavaria, the dome of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender groups (LGBT), awarded Saturday night for its annual awards in Ghent’s Vooruit. The organization awards in three categories of persons and organisations that in 2018 a positive affect on the rights and welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
For the Çavaria Media Award were there except for VTM NEWS two nominees: “For the men”, a tv program on Canvas, in which Xavier Taveirne talk with the first generation of men that in Flanders dared to be out as gay, and “Girl”, the langspeelfilmdebuut of Lukas Dhont, over the 15-year-old transgender Lara that career want to make it as a ballerina.
The Çavaria Campaign Award went to #AllemaalMensen of 11.11.11. The campaign advocates for a human migration policy “, because we are all people on the road to better”.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was for the Austrian mp Ulrike Lunacek. She was the first openly lesbian parliamentarian in her home country, and then went to the European Parliament.