Silke Bader, LOTL CEO and publisher has been named the eighth most powerful lesbian in the world in this month’s Cleo.

Beating out other high profile lesbians Melissa Etheridge and Ilene Chaiken (creator of The L Word) who came in respectively at number nine and 10 on the list, Bader is pleased with her positioning but says with a laugh I should have been number one.

Of course I think it’s great that they included me, Bader said. But there are so many ways a list like this could be put together. I mean in the community I suppose I’m up there compared to other big names on the list, like Melissa Etheridge who is mainly known as a singer though my name isn’t as well known.

It’s all a bit funny really, but I’m glad to be on the list and just hope it does something to promote the Australian community to the rest of the world.

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