Lifesavers with Pride (LWP) is Australia's alliance of gender and sexually diverse surf lifesavers. We represent lifesavers across the whole rainbow which includes our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer members as well as working with our straight allies. We advocate on their behalf with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), as well as the states offices, plus with surf clubs across the country to promote a welcoming, inclusive and progressive lifesaving culture that is both proud and safe for all its members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
We were formed in the summer of 2006/07, and since then we have represented the Surf Life Saving movement at LGBTIQ events in every Australian state. Our membership base has risen to over 1,350 marchers throughout this time. We have had members from, or engaged directly with, 112 different Australian clubs, from every state and territory plus from six other countries who are keen to be part of our inclusive lifesaving community.
Check out this video made by SBS about us in 2017
and the Play by the Rules video from 2014.
We'd love you to have a look around the site at what we do, and we'd value your feedback. Follow on the social media links below, or use the contact facility to drop us a message.