Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality
'When a mum comes up and hugs you and says 'you saved my life', that's priceless.'
Rowena Allen says they're too young to be dubbed an elder of the Australian rainbow community.
But, the title is less about age and more about Ro's role as a changemaker.
Ro has worked in social justice for most of their adult life, and, as Victoria's first Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, Ro's set a national standard for LGBT inclusion and equality.
This conversation was recorded at the Treasury Cafe, one of Ro's favourite haunts.