The Official bid to host the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong has been submitted! This was a huge undertaking, largely completed by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and ending in 300 pages of extremely detailed, well-organised book on why Hong Kong should host the games. The Gay Games are the largest international sport and cultural gathering open to all, regardless of ability, age, sexual orientation, race, gender, nationality, political or religious beliefs, ethnic origins, or HIV status- hosted every 4 years. Paris is scheduled to host the games in 2018. The Bid Book includes Letters of Support from Government, as well as more than 125 letters of support from Political, Commercial, LGBT, Sport and other NGO’s organisations and individuals! Read on to learn more and see the bid book for yourself:
Actual cover of the #GGHK2022 Bid Book
Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to host the Gay Games since its inception in 1982. The games see thousands of competitors from dozens of countries flock to the city to compete in approximately 36 different sporting events over a nine-day period. It is expected that hosting the Games will bring at least half a billion HK dollars economic impact to the city. Local sports, including Tower Running, Trail Running and Dragon Boating are included in the proposal. Alongside the sporting events, arts and culture events, including calligraphy, lion dancing, and the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be featured.
LGBTI sports organisation Out in HK leads the 2022 bid, hoping to encourage people from all walks of life to participate and compete. “Hosting the games for first time in Asia will be a great opportunity to build a new base of supporters and members and an amazing opportunity for Asia to show the rest of the world how amazing Hong Kong is!”- Out in HK founder Dennis Philipse
We Do Need Your Support! This bid was put together by a team of enthusiastic volunteers but there are costs involved in the bidding, so please show your support- even a little goes a long ways. Download your copy of the bid book here, and see the Huge potential this event has. This will be an amazing event that will benefit so many, in many different ways!
Let The Games Begin!
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