Hong Kong is a city of so many diverse cultures, a treasure chest of traditions, a melting pot of languages and home to a population of 7.7 million people.
The Gay Games have never before been held in Asia, geographically the world’s largest continent and home to an estimated 221 million LGBT+ people. But Asia is also a region where there is an on-going struggle to overcome homophobia and acceptance.
We believe that hosting the Gay Games for the first time in Asia will be an amazing experience for the whole world: for people who have never been to Asia, it will be a chance to experience the kindness, the culture, the food and the different ways of life of this part of the world.
For people from Asia it will be a great opportunity to join the event close to their homes. It will be a never-to-be-forgotten experience to Participate, to strive for their Personal Best and to feel the Inclusiveness of joining an event that’s bigger than themselves in a sport, arts & culture event festival together with more than 12,.000 participants and >75,00 spectators.
GGHK stands for Unity in Diversity. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of what you look like, age, ability, background, or sexual identity, because we believe that GGHK will bring our diverse communities together.
We can’t wait to see you in Hong Kong – Asia’s World City, 11-19 November 2022. Thanks for your continued support! #UnityInDiversity.
DENNIS PHILIPSE, Founder, Co-chair
LISA LAM, Co-chair & Legal Counsel