Gay Games Hong Kong 2022
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Welcome to the Fragrant Harbour, Asia’s World City, your home during the 11th Gay Games.
Gay Games is a 9-days international world-class diversity festival with multi-sports, arts & culture events and opening & closing ceremonies organised by the LGBTQ+ Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, +) every 4 years.
The goal of the Gay Games is to emancipate LGBTQ+ people around the world by educating people through sport, arts & culture events —in a spirit of better understanding.
The Gay Games are organised by Gay Games Hong Kong under license of the Federation of Gay Games.
The spirit of equality is enshrined in the Games’ principle of inclusion: Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best.
Everyone’s invited to participate regardless of sexual orientation, age, gender identity, ethnicity or ability.
All events are open-entry.
Founded in San Francisco in 1982 by Dr. Tom Waddell, the Gay Games have become the world’s largest sporting and cultural event led by LGBTQ+ sport participants, artists, and musicians.
THE FIRST GAY GAMES IN ASIA!
Gay Games 11 Hong Kong will take place in November 2022, and we expect 12,000 participants and 75,000 spectators under the theme “Unity in Diversity”.
We have planned 36 sport events including Dragon Boat Racing, Dodgeball, eSports and Trail Running and more than 11 arts & culture events including daily performances, Gala Concert, LGBTQ+ arts exhibition and memorial events.
Hong Kong is truly an iconic and world-class city. From the instantly recognisable urban landscape, to the harbour and mountains, unrivalled transport infrastructure, wide range of sport facilities, entertainment venues and huge accommodation capacity Hong Kong can cater for every requirement of the Gay Games’ events.
The unquenchable drive and spirit of our city will provide a unique environment for the Games. We want to bring the Games to our city to showcase LGBTQ+ sporting and cultural organisations especially in Asia.
The focus for the Hong Kong Games is on gender parity and younger demographic by including new and local sports and arts & culture events.
Gay Games Hong Kong is a Hong Kong registered tax-exempt charitable organisation and is lead by a team of passionate volunteers with experiences in organising sport, arts & culture and LGBTQ+ events.
- GGHK Ltd. is a Hong Kong registered charity organisation
- Management Team of 15 volunteers
- Team of 100+ Volunteers working together with the Management Team
- Advisory Committee with Industry Leaders to advise the Management Team
GAY GAMES 11 BIDDING PROCESS
The Hong Kong Bid was against 17 other cities in the world and Hong Kong was the First and only Asian city that had ever bid, and won! This effort in itself was a milestone for our LGBT+ community.
Starting from 2016, a team of passionate volunteers did extensive research and feasibility study, and created the 300 pages bid bid book proposal.
Thanks to all this effort, Hong Kong was awarded the honour to organise the 11th Gay Games.
You can download the 300 pages bid book here.
PREVIOUS EDITION: A LOOK AT GAY GAMES 10 PARIS 2018
The event was most recently hosted in 2018 in Paris (France) with 10,158 participants, 75,000 spectators from 89 countries and nearly 3,000 volunteers, competing in 36 sports.
The economic impact to the local economy was over HK$983 million million. Read the full study here.
If you would like to find more about Hong Kong Gay Games 2022 please visit their official site by clicking HERE