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Guide To The Gay Games Hong Kong 2023

Drag Story Time For Kids, Family-Friendly Events, Free Fitness & Wellness Classes & More

2023 Nov 04 - 2023 Nov 10

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Exciting news! The long-awaited Gay Games are finally making their way to Hong Kong this November, and in celebration of this momentous occasion, Little Steps has put together a guide around the top events taking place. There are many happenings taking place from free wellness and fitness events and many more where you can show your support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

About The Gay Games Hong Kong: 

The Gay Games Hong Kong (GGHK) is the world’s largest inclusive event that welcomes participants aged 18 and above, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or training level. It aims to bring people together through sports, community, and culture, fostering understanding and creating joyful and unforgettable experiences. GGHK promotes inclusivity, acceptance, and camaraderie, offering a diverse range of activities for all participants to enjoy.

  • Little Steps Presents Hong Kong's First Drag Storytime For Families

    Little Steps & Bookazine Present: Drag Storytime For Families

    CANCELLED EVENT DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS

    Canceled - Imagine a delightful morning where three extraordinary drag queens will captivate your children's imaginations with their enchanting storytelling. They will read carefully selected books, handpicked by Bookazine to promote inclusivity and diversity, ensuring age-appropriate content for all young minds.

    Event Details:  PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT IN CANCELLED DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS

    • Date and time: Canceled
    • Where: Gay Games, Festival Village, The Grounds, AIA Vitality Park, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.gghk2023.com/festival-village/
    • How much: Free but registration is required!
    • Age: appropriate for kids aged 4 and above

     

  • Visit The Village

    November 4-10, 2023

    Located at the AIA Vitality Park, The Village will be abuzz with inclusive and fun events from panel discussions, large-scale fun fitness and wellness events, daily live music, drag performances, sports showcases, a marketplace and more!

    There are three parts to The Village

    • Mainstage - only accessible to Gay Games participants and their guests
    • The Public Area of The Village - accessible to everyone
    • The Hub and Marketplace - accessible to everyone, this is where all the classes will be taking place. The Marketplace will feature local community organizations and businesses who will be hosting information booths.
  • Register For A Free Wellness Or Sports Class

    November 4-10, 2023

    Another way to show support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community is by registering for one of the many workshops and classes. From dance and fitness, relaxing gong baths, gentle yoga, body combat by Les Mills, martial arts workshops, and even "voguing" where you freely express yourself through dance and learn the art of the catwalk, duckwalk, hand performance, floor performance and dip. Check out the schedule and register for your free spot here!

  • Participate In A Rainbow Run

    November 6-8, 2023

    The Rainbow Run is a free event that will take place from 6th to 8th November and is open to everyone! Additionally, for those unable to participate in person, there is a Virtual Rainbow Run open to people worldwide, click here for more information. This virtual event allows participants to show their support by going for a run and submitting photos under the theme of the five elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth.

    The locations for the Rainbow Run are as follows:

    1. Metal (Gold): Lantau Island, Olympic Trail - This trail, established to commemorate the 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events in Hong Kong, starts in Mui Wo and ends in Tung Chung. Participants can reach Mui Wo by ferry from Central or by taking a train to Tung Chung and walking across. There are various dining options available in Tung Chung and seafood restaurants and a pub on the waterfront in Mui Wo.
    2. Wood: Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong Island - Participants can head to Wan Chai Gap Park and walk down to Aberdeen via the Aberdeen Reservoir. This route offers a serene countryside experience close to the urban area. For a more challenging option, participants can start at Wan Chai Gap Road on Kennedy Road and enjoy a steep walk.
    3. Water: Lamma Island - Participants can take a ferry to Sok Kwu Wan or Yung Shue Wan and walk across the island. This route provides beautiful views of the South China Sea and a glimpse into island life. Sok Kwu Wan is known for its seafood restaurants.
    4. Fire: Shing Mun Reservoir and Shing Mun Redoubt - This route can be accessed by taxi or mini-bus from Tsuen Wan MTR station. Participants can enjoy the scenic views of the dam, particularly during autumn. The nearby ruins of Shing Mun Redoubt offer a historical perspective on the Gin Drinker's Line, a defensive installation from World War 2.
    5. Earth: Black's Link, Hong Kong Island - Starting opposite Wan Chai Gap Park, this pedestrian road offers a leisurely stroll with panoramic views of Wan Chai's skyline and the southern shores of Hong Kong Island.

    The Rainbow Run aims to symbolize unity in diversity and harmony through these different locations and elements.

  • AIDS Quilt Memorial Ceremony

    November 4, 2023

    The Gay Games has always been dedicated to promoting unity, progress, and the perception of LGBTQIA2S+ communities. One significant aspect of the Games is the Memorial Moment of the International Frontrunners with the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

    Since the inception of the Gay Games, events commemorating HIV/AIDS have played a significant role in honoring the Games' values. GGHK (Gay Games Hong Kong) is proud to host the AIDS Quilt Memorial Ceremony as the first official event of GG11, marking the first Gay Games in Asia.

    A special quilt has been created for this memorial service to remember those who have passed away from AIDS-related illnesses. Participants in the ceremony have the opportunity to sign the quilt with dedication messages. The ceremony and quilt exhibition aim to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, challenge stereotypes surrounding the disease, and educate the public about HIV/AIDS prevention.

    Register for your spot here!

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