Joining the likes of previous winners such as Stephen Fry, Stormzy and Big Shaq, content creator Alex Bertie has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2018 Lovie Award.
Through his YouTube channel of over 300,000 subscribers Alex has documented his poignant journey of transitioning from female to male. His funny, frank and moving videos recognise the challenges many young trans people face on daily basis as well as the strength of character and resilience it takes to overcome these.
Described by The Times as ‘the transgender poster boy’, Alex released his critically-acclaimed debut book, “Transmission: My Quest to a Beard” in 2017 to rave reviews. These achievements, amongst others, have helped Bertie win the ‘Creator for Change Award’.
Alex’s bravery and open voice has encouraged lots of people to be proud of who they are and to never be ashamed to be honest, in some cases using Alex’s channel as a lifeline.
The mission of The Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique nature of the European Internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks.
A spokesperson for the Lovie Awards said: “At a time when voices of hate and intolerance are being elevated on the Internet, it is all the more important to have authentic, unabashed and open voices like Bertie’s that keep important conversations going, and that amplify stories that need to be heard.”
Alex commented: “It’s such an honour to win the Lovie Creator for Change Award, it means so much to me.”
All I want is to give the trans community a voice and this award has really helped make that happen.