The Pink Alliance is thrilled with the selection of Hong Kong as the host for the 2022 Gay Games. We look forward to helping in any way possible to make these games the best ever.

These games will bring a lot of money and tourism dollars to our city. When Cleveland hosted the games in 2014, over US$52 million tourism dollars was pumped into the local economy as over 20,000 athletes and supporters poured into the city. Most of the money was generated by the hospitality industry. 

The economic injection is important but the games will also help to bring a wider understanding and acceptance of our community. Big events help to raise awareness about the LGBTIQ community such as Taipei Pride which drew over 123,000 this past weekend. Bringing the games to Hong Kong will spread more awareness in Hong Kong and throughout East Asia.

We want to congratulate the highly-dedicated bid committee and their tireless efforts in bringing the games to Hong Kong and look forward to hosting the world in 2022.

粉紅同盟為香港被選為舉辦「2022同性戀運動會(Gay Games) 」的主場感到異常興奮。我們期望能在各方面給予支持致使這運動會舉辦得有聲有色,使其成為最令人難忘的一屆!

這運動會將為我們的香港帶來許多旅遊及商業機遇。2014年,美國的克里夫蘭舉辦這運動會時,超過8千名參賽選手就為當地經濟帶來了超過5千2百萬美元的收入,其中主要的收入來自慕名而來的觀光客。                                             

經濟上的得益固然重要,更重要的是我們期望這些賽事能夠營造一個更包容更多互相諒解的社會。各項盛事將提高社會對性小眾的關注,就如上週末吸引了超過123,000人參與的「台北同志遊行」。把這運動會帶來香港將有助在香港以至全東亞推廣及提高對性小眾關注。

我們祝賀在申辦過程中孳孳不倦作出無私奉獻的申辦委員終於得償所願,並十分期待這盛事於2022年在香港舉辦。