Daylesford's ChillOut Festival broke an Australian record this afternoon, for the largest human rainbow.
While it did not reach the ambitious goal of setting a new world record, the existing record is 30,365, it did instill a sense of pride in participants to celebrate the importance of the rainbow flag.
ChillOut Festival Director Michele Bauer said ChillOut Festival 2020 Ambassador Katherine Wolfegramme spoke to the 402 people in the crowd about what the rainbow flag meant to her and to young LGBTQI people today.
"She spoke about how it is a symbol of belonging and how the colours come together," she said.
"The rainbow is part of what we pass on to young people to know they are not alone and they have a community around them."
Daylesford residents and visitors to the town came together for the world record attempt.
Another world record attempt will be made during the ChillOut Festival parade for the longest line of dancing drag queens, with participants asked to dress as Dolly Parton.
Ms Bauer said the parade would bring the whole community together, inclusive of all ages, to celebrate the festival and inclusion in community.
"We have all types of different community groups attending, including the CFA, Victoria Police and the primary school," she said.
The parade will be followed by a community-spirit carnival.
"We are really thankful for the community turnout," Ms Bauer said.
"We know everyone has a rough summer with the bushfires and now with potentially Coronavirus as well, the fact people are coming out to celebrate and be together really shows what this community is about."
ChillOut Festival is Australia's longest running and biggest regional LGBTQI pride festival.
The 2020 festival marks its 23rd year.
The community parade runs from 10am on Sunday down Vincent Street, Daylesford.
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