The LOTL Power List 2016: Honouring the most amazing individuals from our community.

LOTL (Lesbians on the Loose)

‘We are an Australian-based media development and production company, with offices in Sydney and New York City. In 1999, we purchased Lesbians on the Loose, a Sydney-based magazine, which was first published as an eight-page newsletter in 1989.

We now produce 2 flag ship publications in print: “LOTL Magazine” formerly known as “Lesbians on the Loose” Magazine est in 1989 and CURVE Magazine – the best selling lesbian magazine. LOTL is a free to street monthly magazine distributed to city centres of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane focusing on community events, entertainment, political and social developments and local lesbian life in Australia. LOTL Magazine has the undisputed lesbian market share in Australia celebrating over 25 years in publishing in 2015!’

 

Michelle was recently celebrated alongside some truly amazing individuals from our community as part of the ‘The LOTL Power List 2016’ as  someone who does everything in their power to make life that little bit better for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities: sometimes with blood, sweat and tears; and sometimes just by being themselves.

“It is an honour knowing I am an inspiration for other women whether they are transgender, cisgender, queer, and everywhere in between. I said I would always remain the same no matter what life throws my way. Surprisingly nothing has been off limits in my conversations in education or media work with me. I find my connections with those around me have been authentic and inspiring for everyone involved. I have been told that it is ‘obviously through your humour and unapologetic blunt honesty’ that people are connecting with me.”

See the link above and find Michelle at number 28/40, and keep her in mind for the 2017 Power List Nominations!!

Published by mishsheppard

Michelle's powerful combination of self and community shines through the platform of radio which has helped raised the public profile and national dialogue of transgender, gender diverse and intersex issues on a national scale. Surprisingly nothing is off limits with Michelle who connects with her audience brilliantly; obviously through her humor and unapologetic blunt honesty. She is often labelled as an inspiring advocate and role model for youth and adults alike and hers is a powerful story to tell. We know that when a woman has the support of her community, especially her sisters, she is unstoppable. Michelle’s wider support from the women around her, LGBTI+ or ally alike, has helped develop her own unstoppable resilience and body positive confidence that she inspires others with. Now a sought-after public speaker Michelle is admired for her bold public representation of the Transgender community as works to break through the barriers of unconscious bias, cultural and structural issues to ensure equality of opportunity for all Australian work spaces. Winner of the ANZ Excellence in Business Award, ‘LGBTI Jobs’ a relatively new project, they pair LGBTI graduates and jobseekers to companies that embrace inclusion initiatives. “We’ve started a business that helps anybody who’s in the LGBTI Community. We go to companies and see what they are you doing. This isn’t just for me, this is for the entire community and we are going to make a massive change.” Michelle was recently celebrated alongside some truly amazing individuals from our community as part of the ‘The LOTL Power List 2016’ as someone who does everything in their power to make life that little bit better for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities: sometimes with blood, sweat and tears; and sometimes just by being themselves. Michelle is also a finalist for ‘MTV – LGBTI Broadcaster and Presenter’ in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017. Awards Globe Awards 2016 - ANZ Excellence in Business Award The LOTL Power List 2016 (28/40) Finalist for ‘MTV – LGBTI Broadcaster and Presenter’ in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017

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