Bid to host the 2022 event opens the door for city to have much-needed public debate on acceptance of sexual minorities.
Hong Kong has been shortlisted to host the Gay Games in 2022. The Equal Opportunities Commission, the Tourism Board and a host of companies are supporting the bid.
They have good reason to: hundreds of millions of dollars will be brought to our economy by the participants and spectators. That is cause for society to offer backing, but also a reason to educate about the need for acceptance and ending discrimination against sexual minorities.