Give Gay Games chance to ‘change hearts and minds’ in Asia, says co-president

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11/04/2023

International arrivals, political news conferences and attention-grabbing headlines — six years after the historic decision to award the Gay Games to Asia for the first time, it’s showtime for Hong Kong. For Federation of Gay Games co-president Joanie Evans, speaking to Outsports a day after jetting in on a flight from London, there might not be the razzle-dazzle that organizers were dreaming of back in 2017, but she is more than reassured by the mood she has found in the city. “When you listen to people here talking about the Games, you can detect the excitement in their voices,” she says. “That’s always what we’ve been aiming for.”

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