Australia’s GLBT marching lifesavers are calling for all lifesavers from around the country to take part in their fourth Mardi Gras parade entry.

More than 80 lifesavers are expected to take part, dressed in the distinctive red-and-yellow and with a dance routine richly displaying the various methods of surf lifesaving.

Gay and lesbian surf lifesavers patrol beaches from September to April, performing rescues and preventative actions and administering first aid.

“Surf lifesaving is a great way to give back to the community and make lifelong friendships, while also being a fantastic way to keep fit,” float co-organiser Mark Kuuse, of North Bondi Surf Club, said.

“I urge every gay and lesbian who loves the beach to find out how they can become a lifesaver at their local surf club.”

info: Registrations to march in this year’s parade are welcome from lifesavers and lifeguards from around the country and from overseas. Register your interest at

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