Gay Games Postponed To 2023

Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 Announces Postponement to 2023

After much internal deliberation and in consultation with the Federation of Gay Games leadership and board, it has been decided that the 11th Gay Games in Hong Kong (GGHK), originally scheduled for November 2022, will be postponed to November 2023.

This decision has been made primarily due to the unpredictable progression of COVID variants and the corresponding travel restrictions that continue to make it challenging for participants from around the world to make plans to travel to Hong Kong.

We want to honour our original vision of organising the most inclusive and diverse Games yet. With many parts of the world, including many across Asia, still struggling to contain the virus and facing uneven access to vaccines, we felt that delaying the Games until November 2023 will enhance the likelihood of delivering on our promise to have the Hong Kong Games serve as a beacon of hope for the wider community across the region.

Postponement gives us, and participants around the world, added certainty that we can deliver on our promise to unite and celebrate diversity with the widest possible attendance from Asia and internationally.

Inclusion, solidarity, community, and resilience. These four words are the bedrock of identity for the Gay Games, guiding us through this major decision. Anti-inclusion objections to GGHK from a small but vocal minority have galvanised the resolve of our 300 volunteers, and brought overwhelming support from the general public, business community, and legislators. Mrs. Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Chief Executive, has also expressed her support for the spirit of inclusion and diversity of the Games. The exact date in 2023 will be confirmed soon, after further consultation with FGG. Please check this website for the latest updates regarding Gay Games Hong Kong.

We would like to thank everyone for their early support and will ride this wave of positivity to the most successful hosting of Gay Games 11 Hong Kong in 2023.


Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022’s (GGHK) unique combination of sport, arts, culture, fun and community brings together diverse groups of people to experience moments of joy. It will create unity and positive attitudes that will last a lifetime in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond under our tagline “Unity In Diversity”.

GGHK will take place on November 2023, first time in Asia. We are expecting 12,000 participants, 75,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers from 100 countries. There are 36 sporting events planned including new events Dragon Boat Racing, Dodgeball, eSports, and Trail Running, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Festival Village, and Arts & Culture events with daily performances, a Gala Concert, LGBTQ+ art exhibitions, and a variety of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gay Games. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or background.

GGHK is organised and funded by the community, participants, commercial partners and sponsors. Supporting organisations include the Equal Opportunities Commission, BrandHK, InvestHK and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Building on the success of the last Gay Games held in Paris in August 2018, GGHK will have an estimated economic impact of HKD 1 billion (USD 128 million), comprising 300,000 hotel room bookings and associated consumption revenue, and millions of pictures on social media.

GGHK is inviting the rest of the world!

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