SCMP: “2022 Gay Games: the man behind Hong Kong’s winning bid to host the event”

Dennis Philipse went from being picked last in gym class in his native Holland to bringing the Gay Games to Asia for the first time.

 I had attended the Gay Games in Amsterdam in 1998 and it was an amazing experience. I was living on the canals at the time and remem­ber opening the doors and finding the whole city overwhelmed by this big influx of LGBT people. In 2014, I reached out to the Federation of Gay Games, asking how I could bring the event to Asia.

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