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The 2022 Gay Games will be a historic moment for LGBTI rights in Hong Kong | Yiu-tung Suen

I’m glad that Hong Kong won the bid to host the Games. But governmental attitudes towards LGBTI equality both here and in China remain archaic

This month Hong Kong won the bid to host the 2022 Gay Games – the first time the Games will be held in Asia.

The campaign to win the Games, though, was organised by a dedicated team of volunteers rather than the territory’s government, and Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, offered only a lukewarm response, stating that she “noted” the news. She then cited her Catholic faith and stressed that she does not condone same-sex marriage.

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