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.
Last year guidelines in China banned TV content ‘exaggerating the dark side of society’ – which includes homosexuality