Tinder’s Big Rainbow is Australia’s first BIG landmark celebrating regional LGBTQIA+ pride and inclusion, designed with members of the LGBTQIA+ and First Nations communities.
We thank our wonderful community for all their submissions, votes, and support as we work together to champion the voices of regional pride. Stay tuned for more updates from Daylesford when The Big Rainbow arrives at its final location.
Daylesford, the Traditional Land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, is known as the rainbow capital of regional Victoria and has been an integral part of the region's LGBTQIA+ history for over fifty years. It’s also home to Chillout Festival, one of the longest-running events celebrating regional LGBTQIA+ pride. We're so excited to bring The Big Rainbow to Daylesford so that it can continue to serve as a monument to the power of regional pride.
Out of more than 150 ‘Big Things’ across Australia, the Big Rainbow is the first landmark to celebrate our vibrant and widespread regional LGBTQIA+ community. Funded by Tinder, the project has come to life in close collaboration with members of the community, from concept to its final design.
To help foster the magic of connection & community for all, Tinder will donate $100,000 AUD to community organisations working tirelessly for regional LGBTQIA+ representation, diversity and inclusion. Tinder will be announcing the full list of Australian organisations soon.
Tinder designed the Big Rainbow in collaboration with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and the First Nations Australian community. The landmark is inspired by the 2018 Progress Pride Flag, originally designed by non-binary artist Daniel Quasar (xe/they). It aims to represent & celebrate the broad spectrum of our LGBTQIA+ communities in Australia and is emerging from the earth, recognising the Traditional Owners of the land on which our communities live and love. The Big Rainbow will stand as a unifying symbol against discrimination, prejudice & stigma often experienced by LGBTQIA+ members of the community.