Linklaters supports the bid for Gay Games Hong Kong 2022

Linklaters is acting as pro bono legal counsel to the Hong Kong bid committee bidding to host Gay Games XI in Hong Kong 2022. Linklaters also supported the bid committee’s rally at PMQ.

The Gay Games, organised by the LGBT community every 4 years, is a sporting and cultural festival which promotes diversity, inclusion and tolerance. Inspectors from the Federation of Gay Games visited Hong Kong recently to inspect the proposed sites for each sporting, art and cultural event, evaluate logistics and assess the level of community support to host the games.

On June 21, the bid committee organised a rally for the inspectors at PMQ, affording Hong Kong the chance to show off its solidarity and commitment to equality, love and talent. There were live performances, food and drinks, and representatives from many Hong Kong businesses (including a number of our clients), the LGBT+ community, and sports, arts and cultural organisations.

If you would like to assist with the firm’s pro bono efforts in supporting the bid committee please contact Andrew Cohn.