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Olaf Hessing: “The Gay Games. Straight, Gay & Everyone in Between; Here’s What You Need To Know! Addressing the misconceptions & impact of the Gay Games Hong Kong 2022”

“Last September I decided to apply for the volunteer position of Event & Operations Manager – Festival Village at the Hong Kong Gay Games 2022. I’m happy to say that I’ve landed the gig!

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community myself, before the bidding process kicked off in 2015, I didn’t even know the Gay Games existed. Until I landed the volunteer position I didn’t know anything about The Games. I knew nothing, nada, niente! I didn’t know what they stand for. I did not realise the sheer scale nor did I know about the magnitude when it comes to social impact & economic contribution. And yes, not afraid to admit it, I might have had some preconceived misconceptions….

 I can only assume that you know little to nothing either, might have certain misconceptions, or have a battery of questions waiting to be answered. So let’s kick this quickfire fact-finding mission off.

Without further ado, here’s what you – straight or queer folk – need to know!”

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