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Rebekah Robertson

Rebekah Robertson founded Transcend, Australia’s first parent led peer support network for the families of transgender children in 2012. She has been a champion for the rights of transgender and gender diverse children and was a leader in the fight for law reform around access to medical treatment for transgender adolescents in Australia. Rebekah is the proud mother of Georgie Stone whose case re:Jamie began the long journey to remove discrimination from medical access for trans teens. Rebekah remains committed to justice and equality for trans young people and LGBTIQ+ young people. She feels young people have a vital role in shaping our present and our future and everything should be done to help unleash their magnificent potential on the world. Rebekah is very proud to be a Wear It Purple Patron.

 
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Ro Allen

Ro Allen is an experienced and longstanding advocate for LGBTI Victorians and has held leadership positions in the community and government sectors. She has been recognised for extensive community service: in 2003, she received a Centenary Medal and in 2009 was inducted into the Victorian Government Honour Roll for Women.

Most recently, Ro was recognised in the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2017 and won Hero of the Year in the 2017 Australian LGBTI Awards.

She has been a member of three Victorian Government LGBTI ministerial advisory groups and chaired the ministerial advisory committee on LGBTI Health and Wellbeing between 2007 and 2009.

As founding CEO of UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Ro established Victoria’s first rural support group for young LGBTI people, giving her a particular understanding of the issues faced in rural and regional areas.

She is a former Chair of the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, the Victorian Skills Commission, the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVIC), and former member of the Hume Regional Development Australia Committee.

 
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Michelle Heyman

 
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Scott Lee

Wear it Purple is proud to announce Scott Lee as an ally!

 
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Lynne McGranger

 
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Tom Ballard

 
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Harry Cook

Harry is an award winning actor, writer and LGBTQI+ activist.

Some highlights of his career so far include starring opposite Academy Award winner Geena Davis as her on-screen son in acclaimed film Accidents Happen, starring alongside Peter Phelps and Ben Oxenbould as Archie Cox in cult thriller Caught Inside, working alongside Sam Neil and Bryan Brown in ABC TV Series Old School, and recently winning the Best Supporting Actor award at the prestigious FilmOut San Diego Film Festival for his role in feature film Drown.

Harry will also appear in the upcoming 2019 TV Series Diary of an Uber Driver on ABC.

His theatre work includes playing Banquo in Macbeth, the lead role of Tom in the Australian premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s groundbreaking play Citizenship at Studio 1 at The Wharf in Sydney which was directed by Lee Lewis, Mark Cohen in Sydney’s limited season of the Broadway smash hit RENT, and Duncan Brookes in Russetts at the International Playwright Festival in Cambridge, England.

Harry also was part of the Playlist 2018 & 2019 readings directed by Kate Gaul.

His writing work includes contributions to The Huffington Post, The Big Smoke and The Guardian and his debut memoir, Pink Ink, was released by Finch/Harper Collins in September 2018 to rave reviews.

His young adult fiction novel: Fin & Rye & Fireflies is due for release in Spring 2020 worldwide as the first LGBTQI+ themed novel from Black and White Publishing’s YA imprint Ink Road.