So, you know how Australia loves its big things? As a country, we really do, there’s no denying that. So much so that we counted 165 Big Things across Australia. Last year, SA’s 17m lobster was also crowned the winner of Big Things in Australia. Now, just in time for Pride Month, get ready to welcome another giant structure to the list. Dating app, Tinder is planning to build a Big Rainbow in a regional Australian town.
The Big Rainbow will become a symbol of queer pride, something that hasn’t always been seen in regional Australia when it comes to the LGBTQIA+ community. And wherever the structure does end up permanently, it will no doubt grow into a must-see landmark for the region.
Where will we be able to find the Big Rainbow?
The Big Rainbow Project team has left it up to the public to decide which town will be blessed with this vibrant structure. There are four towns you can vote for: Broome in Western Australia, Daylesford in Victoria, Hay in New South Wales, and Katherine in the Northern Territory.
Each of these towns holds a rich history of local queer events, including Mardi Gras celebrations and Pride festivals, and they were shortlisted based on these attributes.
In addition to the Big Rainbow, which is of course very exciting, Tinder has also pledged to grant $100,000 to regional LGBTQIA+ community organisations.
Where do you think Tinder’s Big Rainbow should live? You can cast your vote here.
Voting closes on June 30.
Images: Supplied / Tinder, The Big Rainbow Project