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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says city will support Gay Games, and calls lawmaker’s hate-filled outburst ‘unnecessarily divisive’

06/16/2021 | 

Hong Kong’s leader has accused several pro-establishment lawmakers of dividing society and inciting hatred, after one called next year’s Gay Games “disgraceful” and the revenue it would bring to the city “dirty money”. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday that the quadrennial event promoted inclusiveness and diversity, and her government was prepared to rent venues to the organisers. Lam was asked her opinion on controversial comments three pro-establishment lawmakers made during a meeting last week, when they suggested the government’s support for the Games was tantamount to backing same-sex marriage.

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