VIDEOS FOR THE VICTORIAN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION 

Less than 20 years ago in Victoria, LGBTI people had no legal protection against discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Change finally came in 2000 with the inclusion of two new attributes to the Equal Opportunity Act –  sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Pride not Prejudice is a collaboration between the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and RMIT Master of Media students in the course Collaborative Media Project. The project is a series of short films that engages with the amendment to the Equal Opportunity Act in 2000 that included protections for the attributes of sexual orientation and gender identity. The videos feature interviews with prominent members of Victoria’s LGBTI communities 15 years after the amendment came into effect. 

RMIT Lecturer Patrick Kelly said the aim of the project was to give students the opportunity to work on real-life projects, responding to a client brief that helps them prepare for a career in media.

Students help in the fight against discrimination