VOTE FOR THE HOME

OF THE

BIG RAINBOW

of the Big Rainbow

Tinder’s Big Rainbow is the first BIG landmark celebrating regional LGBTQIA+ Pride and inclusion. And now YOU can help decide its future home.

After thousands of submissions and over 50 regional towns were suggested, we now have the final four towns: Daylesford, Hay, Broome and Katherine.

Where do you think Tinder’s Big Rainbow should live? Vote below.

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meet the

SHORTLISTED

TOWNS

After reading thousands of submissions and consulting with our amazing panel of LGBTQIA+ & First Nations community advisors, we now have a shortlist of regional towns for the home of Tinder’s Big Rainbow.

DAYLESFORD, VIC

Daylesford, the Traditional Land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, is known as the rainbow capital of regional Victoria. It’s also home to Chillout Festival, one of the longest-running events celebrating regional LGBTQIA+ pride.

BRoome, WA

Nestled on the WA coast, Broome, the Traditional Land of the Yawuru people, is home to one of the most remote Mardi Gras celebrations in the country, providing a melting pot of culture and people.

Katherine, NT

As the hub of The Big Rivers region in the NT, the town of Katherine, the Traditional Lands of the Jawoyn, Dagoman and Wardaman peoples, has an ever growing LGBTQIA+ community and annual Pride celebration for regional territorians.

Hay, NSW

Deep in regional NSW, the small town of Hay, the Traditional Lands of the Nari Nari and Wiradjuri people, is home to the first Mardi Gras of the region, the Rainbow on the Plains festival.

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Vote now for your favourite shortlisted town, and help find the Big Rainbow its regional home, where it will stand as a symbol for LGBTQIA+ pride and inclusion.

* Tinder reserves the sole discretion to determine the final location of the Big Rainbow, and the outcome of the public vote will be one of many different, important factors taken into consideration.

THANK YOU

We really appreciate your contribution to the Big Rainbow Project!

We will be reviewing all the votes with our LGBTQIA+ community partners & announcing the future home of  The Big Rainbow later this year #BigRainbowProject

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About the
big rainbow
project

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. With your help, we hope to find its future home in regional Australia, to champion diversity, inclusion and self-expression. 

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 alongside the final home for the Big Rainbow landmark.

PANELISTS

Jamaica Moana

Jamaica Moana claims the title as The Non-Binary Rapper. She is a Sydney-based Artist and Creative Director of Māori and Samoan descent. As a multidisciplinary artist, she balances her professional career whilst being a leader & resident commentator of the Australian ballroom community.

Lee-Anne McDougall

Founder/President of Newcastle Pride Inc. and a proud Awabakal woman, Lee passionately believes Pride groups, safe spaces, festivals and events are vital in regional and rural areas for all LGBTIQA+ people and for the future of our youth.

John Davis

John Davis - better known to the queer disco community as DJ Argonaut - is an out and proud Naarm (Melbourne) based ARIA Club Chart DJ who has spent the last fifteen years turning dance floors out and producing queer dance events across the east coast of the country.

JOJO ZAHO

Jojo started her drag career in the country town of Dubbo and appeared in the inaugural Miss First Nation Indigenous drag queen pageant and the documentary Black Divaz about the competition. Since then, she’s become Broken Heel festival's first First Nation Glambassador and appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, holding the unofficial title of Reigning Porkchop.

Nicholas Steepe

Nic works as an Advisor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Charles Sturt University, and lives in Junee NSW. He holds a Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice with Distinction) and is committed and passionate about promoting inclusion and support for regional and rural LGBTIQA+ individuals.

Queer Agency

Queer Agency is devoted to creating authentic collaborations in the LGBTQ+ community, producing work by and for queer people.

xaddy Silky

Xaddy Silky is a Middle Eastern, West Sydney based nightlife artist and curator, centering vogue and ballroom within his practice. From the Kiki House of Silky, he has spent the past few years developing his craft, building his house and working with community.

Our COMMUNITY

Advisors

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.