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San Francisco/Hong Kong, 11th November 2019

130+ delegates, Honorary Life Members (HLMs), and observers of the international Federation of Gay Games (FGG) from 23 countries recently participated in the Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 31 - November 2, 2019. The AGA was a great success!

The Hong Kong Team delivered two sessions to update members on the current state of planning for Gay Games 11. One presentation on the current situation in Hong Kong and the other outlining the progress of the Hong Kong team for the 2022 Gay Games.

While we fully recognize the troubles in Hong Kong continue, the FGG Board and the attending members are leaving Mexico committed to the Gay Games in Hong Kong which will be a spectacular sports and cultural event that will kickstart and foster LGBTQ+ connections among our communities in the city and region.

This will be the largest LGBTQ+ sports and cultural event ever held in Asia. 12,000 participants, 36 sports, and 20+ cultural events will take place over 9 days in November, 2022.

“Hong Kong is an opportunity to make a positive political statement by doing something that is fun and non-threatening and which can change peoples’ perspectives of what it means to be LGBTQ+,” said Gene Dermody, a participant in all ten previous Gay Games.

We believe in the power of unity that comes from diversity. The Gay Games 11 tagline, Unity in Diversity, is an extremely relevant message not just for the Gay Games but for Hong Kong at this difficult time.

For more information please reach out to: hello@gaygameshk2022.com
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Long Beach Grunions
The Grunions had a great awards brunch and are jazzed to be going to the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships in February. We can’t wait to hang out with the Glamourheads down under! Join us in Melbourne for the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Tournament. 📸 By Cory Lindabury!
International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics
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Our board members Sagi Krispin and Shea manning are in the Gay Games AGA where they met the amazing guys of the Mermaidsmex, a LGBT+ swimming club from Mexico City.
We are excited to interact with LGBT+ aquatics team from all over the world and welcome them to our community!

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