Iconic Lesbian Magazine Diva Under New Ownership

Silke Bader is delighted to announce the takeover of leading lesbian publication Diva. First published in 1994

Silke Bader, publisher of LOTL and Curve Magazine, purchases UK’s Diva Magazine.

Silke Bader is a global leader in lesbian media, owning Curve in the USA and Australia’s LOTL. Bader already runs the Australian LGBTI Awards with other international diversity events in the pipeline.

This is the first time in the magazine’s 22 years that it has been wholly owned by lesbians. Reassuring readers and staff, Bader announced: “We have no plans for any changes at all in our staffing structure and, in fact, anticipate growing the DIVA team in the near future, especially with regard to our digital offerings.”

First published in 1994, DIVA has long been at the vanguard of the lesbian media world.

Bader added, “With our knowledge and experience gained in lesbian publishing in the UK, USA and Australia, my team and I are looking forward hugely to driving the business forward, to serving our lesbian readership with compelling, engaging and provocative content, and we already have some exciting new columnists in the pipeline.”

Simon Topham, CEO of current owner Millivres Prowler Group (MPG) said, “ I am delighted that DIVA will pass into such good hands – the sale is prompted by MPG’s shift in focus to the gay male market, in particular on the future growth plans for Gay Times and Prowler Retail.”


Silke is the sole owner of LOTL & CURVE Magazine, and was listed as the 8th most powerful lesbian by CLEO Magazine . She also sits on the Board of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Australian LGBT Awards and Zambi Wildlife Retreat. Silke and her partner of 18 years were instrumental in the changing of the New South Wales adoption laws.

She lives with her partner and her two teenage children in Sydney, Australia