Hong Kong to Host Gay Games 11
2022 will mark the 40th Anniversary Year of the Gay Games, an international multi-sport event held every four year in the same fashion as the Olympics. 2022 will also mark the first time the games will be hosted in an Asian city, Hong Kong. The Gay Games is a worldwide sport and cultural event that promotes acceptance of sexual diversity, featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer plus (LGBTQ+) athletes, artists, and other individuals. Pre-registration is now open, reduced price for early registration.
The Gay Games were founded in 1982 by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete and native of Paterson, NJ. San Francisco, California, played host to the first two Gay Games (1982 & 1986), New York City hosted the 1994 games, and games have been hosted in both European, Canadian and American Cities. Hong Kong will play host to the 2022 Games, being the first Asian city to host the games.
Each of the games have included a theme, and the theme of the Hong Kong Gay Games 2022, is Unity in Diversity, emphasizing one of tenets of the “core mission of the Gay Games to promote equality of human beings through the organization of and participation in an international sporting and cultural event.” The spirit of equality in enshrined in the Games’ principle of inclusion and individual differences.
Garden State Rainbow Sports (GSRS) will post more information regarding the Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 (#GGHK22) as we march toward the Games’ in Hong Kong. Bookmark our website to be your official place to receive timely information about the games, the registration process, and the formation of Team New Jersey. Join our mailing list and keep up to date on the many things GSRS will host and participate in the coming months.