Lifesavers with Pride are busy preparing for the 41st Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday 02 March 2019. The parade is a celebration of all things LGBTIQ and an ideal place for Surf Life Saving to stand up and show off how welcoming, progressive and inclusive we are towards our LGBTIQ members and recruits. We will be entering our 13th march this year, and have members joining us from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia, plus two international lifesavers will be flying in for the night. The float is filled with over 100 very excited lifesavers, who are thrilled to be teaming up with lifesaving sponsor Holden to create an impressive float complete with fully branded Colorados and a Jet Ski.
Registrations have now closed for spots in the Lifesavers with Pride float, but anyone visiting the parade, or watching the broadcast should keep an eye out for the entry, being early in the route, at 20 of 197. Anyone watching the parade on the night is also welcome to come and celebrate afterwards when the participants retire to Bar Cleveland for some well earned drinks to finish the night off.
This year will take our total number of members to over 1,200 since we were formed in 2007. Anyone interested in more information about lifesavers with Pride should check out the website, and join for updates, or email directly for the latest news.