The Hong Kong Gay Games 2023 is set to make its debut in Hong Kong and Asia this year. Here’s everything to know about the event.
Hong Kong has been anticipating the Gay Games’ Asian debut and it’s finally kicking off this year! Taking place from Friday, 3 November 2023 to Saturday, 11 November 2023, the sports, art and cultural event will be packed with entertainment and more. Read on for details on how to get tickets and what to expect at this year’s Gay Games.
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What Is The Gay Games?
Founded in San Francisco in 1982 by Dr Tom Waddell – an openly gay man and athlete who participated in the 1968 Olympics – the Gay Games is the world’s largest inclusive event that is open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, age (minimum age is 18 for participating in sporting events), sexual orientation or gender identity. It is an event to celebrate and embrace the unity in diversity whilst educating everyone through a series of sports, arts and cultural events to liberate the LGBTQ+ community around the world.
Where To Buy Tickets To The Hong Kong Gay Games 2023?
If you’d also like to participate in the games, you’ll have to pay a fee (varies by activity). Check out the full list of sports participation fees here.
Ticketing details to watch sports, arts and culture and entertainment shows will be available soon. Watch this space for more info.
Sports Events At The Hong Kong Gay Games 2023
From dodgeball and trail running to dragon boat racing, mahjong and even Rugby Sevens adding a Hong Kong touch, the Hong Kong Gay Games 2023 sure does feature an impressive range of events. This year there are 22 sporting events, so everyone will find something they enjoying watching or playing.
Check out the full Sports line-up here.
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Entertainment At Hong Kong Gay Games
Hong Kong Gay Games Gala Concert Series
Sure enough when you hear “Gay Games” you’d mostly only think of sports events, but there’s more! A Gala Concert Series will also feature international and local pop, dance, classical, and performance artists at a world-class concert venue (venue details will be available soon). Expect lots of glitz and glamour.
Performances include Courtney Act as the headliner on Day 1, as well as performances from Virgin X, The Hong Kong Gay Men’s Chorus, Thai musician, Silvy and more.
Participants of GGHK will enjoy discounted and priority tickets, but general admission tickets will also be open to the public.
Young Artists Exhibition
From Saturday, 4 to Saturday, 11 November, The Goethe-Institut Hong Kong will feature works from artists under 35, a memorial quilt exhibition in collaboration with local HIV and AIDS organisations, drag shows and more.
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Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023 via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Courtney Act.