The Big Rainbow

has found a home

in Daylesford, VIC


in Daylesford, VIC

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.


About the
big rainbow

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.


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 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.



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.