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Pride not Prejudice: Short film series – 2016

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity as attributes protected under the Equal Opportunity Act, the Commission developed a series of short films featuring prominent LGBTIQ community members. The Pride not Prejudice short film series was produced by the Commission, with assistance from RMIT’s Masters of Media students.

Pride not Prejudice: LGBTI and equal opportunity - Jan 2016

Only 15 years ago in Victoria LGBTIQ people had no protections under law against discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. It was clear the law needed to change to institute measures to combat homophobia, transphobia and social prejudice in the general community; and to promote and protect the human rights of people of all sexual orientations and sex and/or gender identities.

Due to the hard work and tireless advocacy of many individuals in the community, that change finally came in 2000 with the inclusion of two new attributes –  sexual orientation and gender identity – to the Equal Opportunity Act.

Pride not Prejudice: LGBTI and equal opportunity features interviews with prominent members of Victoria’s LGBTIQ communities 15 years after the amendment came into effect, many of whom recount the struggle and remind us all of the battles fought, the effect the law changes have made and the work still to be done.

Pride not Prejudice: LGBTI and Aboriginal identities - Apr 2016

Pride not Prejudice: LGBTI and Aboriginal identities is the second film in the series and features fascinating interviews with members of Victoria’s Aboriginal LGBTIQ community, including Bryan Andy, Tim Goodwin, Deborah Cheetham AO, Rhys Kinsey and Mark McMillan, who provide insight into some of the issues specific to Aboriginal communities and LGBTIQ people.

Pride not Prejudice: LGBTI and healthcare - May 2016

Pride not Prejudice – LGBTI and healthcare features interviews with healthcare professionals and members of the LGBTIQ community discussing the challenges faced and opportunities available to provide better healthcare to all members of the community.

The series has been produced by the Commission along with RMIT Master of Media students, and Pride not Prejudice – LGBTI and healthcare is the first of the student-edited films to be published.

Pride not Prejudice: Expunged homosexual convictions - May 2016

Featuring interviews with Anna Brown, Jamie Gardiner, Graham Carberry, Clem Newton-Brown, Lauren Matthews and the Hon. Martin Foley MP, the film talks about the impact these historical homosexual convictions have had on people’s lives, why it was so important to allow the expungement of the records, and why we need to protect people from discrimination on the basis of an expunged homosexual conviction.

The series has been produced by the Commission along with RMIT Master of Media students, and Pride not Prejudice – Expunged homosexual convictions is the second of the student-edited films to be published.

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