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, Tinder’s Big Rainbow is close to finding its lasting home in regional Australia.
Your opportunity to vote for one of the regional finalists has now closed. Stay tuned for more news on the final announcement later this year!
After reading thousands of submissions and consulting with our amazing panel of LGBTQIA+ & First Nations community advisors, these were the shortlisted towns for the home of Tinder’s Big Rainbow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.