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Spotlight on gender and sexuality

Interview with Rowena Allen, Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality

Rowena Allen is fond of using the phrase“what you see is what you get”. Calling herself “a walker between genders”, Allen goes to great pains to make others feel comfortable around her who might otherwise grapple with how to refer to her. Find out how she went from a young activist in Shepparton to becomming Victoria's first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner.

Read her story