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Are Hong Kong government agencies giving Gay Games the cold shoulder? Authorities stay quiet about coming event

Four ‘supporting organisations’ have done little to help with grants, venues or promotion effortsWith only 2,000 athletes confirmed so far, Games organisers have slashed programme, scaled down eventHong Kong societyLars HamerPublished: 10:00am, 2 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Hong Kong government bodies appear to have backed away from promoting the international Gay Games event scheduled to be held in Asia for the first time this year.

Four organisations, Brand Hong Kong, InvestHK, Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), are all listed as “supporting organisations” for the city event, but the Post has learned that they have done little to demonstrate their backing.

The 11th Gay Games, which has been held every four years since 1982, will be held in Hong Kong from November 3 to 11 after it was delayed a year by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organisers had hoped the government bodies, which had expressed support as long ago as 2016, would have helped by promoting the event, providing grants and venues, or issuing public statements.

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