Until the Seventies, spotting sampans – the traditional Chinese wooden flat boats – sailing up and down Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour day and night, was indeed a common sight.
Among those, there were some bigger and stronger ones, venerable vessels displaying striking flashy red sails.
Nowadays only few of them are still visible in the Harbour, but their memory and their legacy have become one of the most cherished symbol of the city.
Designed in the form of the sampan and representing the diversity in the LGBT+ community – highlighted by the six rainbow colours – our boat sails on placid waters: a grey hand represents humanity which we are all part of; the two-coloured waves represent the immense streams of water that unite all continents and gently push the ship towards reaching the #UnityInDiversity.
Finally, the blue and orange colours, representing the Sun and the Sea chasing sunrises and sunsets, paint the wording, while the dark blue of the ocean stands quietly at the bottom, reminding us of the motto chosen for the Games, and of the three circles of logo of the Federation of Gay Games.
During the bid process in 2018, the GGHK team reached out via social media to the public to submit ideas for the official logo. We received 3 logos and the public voted via social media for this one, which was designed by Jom Has. In 2020 Tommaso Panerai (Our GGHK Creative Director) restyled and updated the logo in its current shape.
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