Delegates celebrate after Hong Kong secured the 2022 Gay Games on November 3, 2017. Hong Kong’s successful bid is the first time the event will come to Asia. Photo: AFP
Delegates celebrate after Hong Kong secured the 2022 Gay Games on November 3, 2017. Hong Kong’s successful bid is the first time the event will come to Asia. Photo: AFP
Brian Y. S. Wong
Opinion

Opinion

Brian Y. S. Wong

Why Gay Games give Hong Kong a chance to bolster its fading reputation

  • Hosting the Gay Games has the potential for a large economic windfall for the city as well as a morale boost after several difficult years
  • While most Hongkongers support legalising same-sex marriage, hosting the Games does not amount to a government endorsement of marriage equality

Delegates celebrate after Hong Kong secured the 2022 Gay Games on November 3, 2017. Hong Kong’s successful bid is the first time the event will come to Asia. Photo: AFP
Delegates celebrate after Hong Kong secured the 2022 Gay Games on November 3, 2017. Hong Kong’s successful bid is the first time the event will come to Asia. Photo: AFP
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