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Hong Kong selected over Washington, Mexico to host 2022 Gay Olympics

Hong Kong becomes the first Asian city to stage Gay Games after beating Us and Mexico


Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event. The news comes after Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, providing a shot in the arm for the gay rights movement in Asia. The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) chose Hong Kong over Guadalajara in Mexico and Washington, DC, in a vote in Paris on Monday. A record number of 17 cities had expressed interest in ...

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First Published: Tue, October 31 2017. 10:59 IST