2015 Australian of the Year (Tasmania) Equality activist
Rodney Croome is one of Australia's leading advocates for the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In recognition of his work he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 and was named Tasmanian Australian of the Year 2015. Rodney grew up on a dairy farm in North West Tasmania and is a graduate of the University of Tasmania. He is currently the national director of Australian Marriage Equality. He lives with his partner Rafael in South Hobart.