Red carpet? CHECK! Dressed up? CHECK! Paparazzi? CHECK! Gaydar on? CHECK! Yes Yes, all is ready for the first Rainbow Awards in the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam. An award to appreciate the LGBT community and to show the whole world that there is more than only the Prides or gay-bashing stories on our planet.
Organizers Peter Van Vught and Dragqueen personality May Day wanted to give a positive boost with recognizition on many levels with this event. They want to give visibility to the companies, organizations and persons that contribute to the Dutch LGBT community. The founders of this want to build a bridge and collide between the LGBT community and straight world. No separation, no labels, a mix of everybody against discrimination.
If one evening could be named colorful, it would be this Monday evening. A bunch of gays, lesbians, transgenders, bisexuals and straight people came together for one purpose only.
Supporting each other and the whole community. They came to show themselves, to party and celebrate that The Netherlands was the first country where same-sex couples could get married. The room was filled with Dutch celebs, sports people and outrageous and gorgeous drag queens.
On the website www.gay.nl could everybody vote for their favorite in different categories for several weeks. More than 30.000 people did this and the winners were announced on this fabulous evening.
The winners of the evening are:
Best Club: Club Nyx
Ellie Lust (Ellie Lust is the face of Police/Lesbian) award: Margriet van der Linden
Best Movie/TV Show: JONGENS (AKA BOYS)
Best Musical: Dreamgirls
Comedy award: Karin Bloemen
The Pink Thundercloud Award: EO interview thony
Best Party: PANN
Best Fashion Designer: Jan Taminiau
Best Outdoor Event: Amsterdam Gay Pride
PINK Amsterdammertje:Jan-Willem de Bruin
Best Singer: Glennis Grace
Although there were at least 19 awards to be given, the show went very fast with funny quotes, short thank you-speeches and great entertainment by my friend and “Britain’s Got Talent” candidate Alison Jiear with her song “I just wanna Fucking Dance” and comedienne Karin Bloemen. The last one opened the show with a song and a beautiful speech, where she says that being molested by gaybashers shouldn’t be of this time anymore. Unfortunately after the award ceremony one of the guests Monsieur Plastique got attacked by three men outside.;-(
They already announced that there will definitely be a new and even more bigger Award Show next year! With this successful evening it was no surprise to hear this. We look forward to it guys and girls. Well done and we are glad that as international press Pink In Our Lives could be part of this all. BE OUT AND PROUD.
For great pictures of the PINK carpet, the Show and Afterparty in club NYX go to our Facebook page Pink In Our Lives.