Saturday, September 23, 2023

Guadalajara and Hong Kong will co-host Gay Games in November 2023


Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco in Mexico, and Hong Kong will host the Gay Games 2023, a sporting and cultural event that takes place every four years. The event will take place in November 3-11, 2023.

Since 1982, the Gay Games have been bringing people from the community together for a week of collaboration, teamwork, and self-expression. 

Previously, the games have been hosted in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Chicago, Amsterdam, and Vancouver, to name a few. This year, the events will be split between Guadalajara and Hong Kong.  

The Gay Games stand as a beacon of inclusivity, setting forth progressive principles for mainstream sports to adopt. Their commitment to inclusivity manifests in various ways, participation is not limited to individuals within the LGBTQ community.

There will be 20 competitive sporting events in Guadalajara: diving, swimming, waterpolo, 5k & 10k race, marathon and half marathon, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, cheerleading, dance sports, golf, soccer 11, soccer 7, softball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling and powerlifting. Hong Kong will have its own unique slate of sports, including mahjong and martial arts.

Registrations in both events are open now here and here.

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