Pridefinder: The Rainbow Road Trip

The Pridefinder is a podcast studio on wheels, touring around regional communities within Victoria to collect stories about the LGBTQIA+ experience. This story-gathering project will travel to regional locations that have or will host an event within Midsumma’s Regional Activation Program. 
Helene Thomas is an award-winning audio producer, advocate and great ally for our community with a passion for collecting and sharing stories and she will be the captain of Pridefinder’s journey and The Wayfinders inaugural trip from Tasmania to the mainland. She will collect stories focusing on the lives, history and reflections of regional LGBTQIA+ people. 
These recordings will then be presented at Victoria’s Pride Street Party on February 12, 2023.



  • Saturday 28 January: GEELONG
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm, Geelong Library
    • in partnership with Geelong Library and Koori Pride
  • Sunday 29 January: BALLARAT
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm, Boat Ramp, Windmill Drive, Lake Wendouree
    • in partnership with Frolic Festival
  • Monday 30 January: BENDIGO
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm, Bendigo Community Hub
    • in partnership with Bendigo Pride and Thorne Harbour Country 
  • Tuesday 31 January: KYNETON
    • 11:00am - 5:00pm, The Old Auction House Arts Precinct and Gallery 
    • in partnership with Macedon Ranges Accessible Arts
  • Friday 3 February: MORWELL
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm, PollyannarR Gallery Studio
    • in partnership with PollyannaR PTY LTD 
  • Saturday 4 February: SALE
    • 9:00am - 2:30pm, Wellington Shire Seed Garden
    • in partnership with Gippsland Pride Initiative
  • Sunday 5 February: WARRAGUL
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm, West Gippsland Arts Centre
    • in partnership with West Gippsland Arts Centre 
  • Wednesday 8 February: WANGARATTA
    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Wangaratta Woolen Mills
    • in partnership with LINE Wangaratta
  • Friday 10 February: SHEPPARTON
    • 9:00am - 6:00pm, TBC Shepparton CBD
    • in partnership with Goulburn Valley Pride Shepparton
  • Sunday 12 February: FITZROY
    • 11:00am - 6:00pm, Victoria's Pride Street Party


Exterior of the Pridefinder podcast studio

Here it is: the mighty Pridefinder Podcast Studio!


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