Lifesavers with Pride have been shortlisted as finalists for two awards for the 2020 Pride in Sport Awards in April.
We have been nominated for the Inclusive Initiative Award for our work on the Proud Beaches project, which included the Forum held at SLSA in June 2019, the kit we sent to every surf club in Australia, the scholarships that we ran over the summer, and visiting the state SLS offices and attending the LGBTIQ fair days around the country. Other finalists include Tennis Australia's Glam Slam at the Australian Open, Cricket Australia's inclusion of trans and gender diverse people, and the Pride Cup Australia.
We have also been nominated for the Out Role Model award, identifying individuals within sport who are role models to other LGBTIQ sporting members, as well as to our straight competitors in an exemplary fashion. Other finalists in this field come from Melbourne Uni Sports, Roller Derby and Proud2Play.
The awards will be held on 01 April in Melbourne, and will also include the results of the Pride in Sport Index that SLSA and some of the states submitted. LWP look forward to the evening, along with SLS staff.