Live stream of first-ever Asian Pride Games in Taipei

Asian Pride Games
Image: Asian Pride Games, Instagram

The first-ever Asian Pride Games opened in Taipei last night. Politicians and celebrities attended the opening ceremony at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.

Scroll down for the live stream of the Asian Pride Games.

The Asian Pride Games are the new incarnation of the Straits Games established in Malaysia in 2002. Originally only contestants from Malaysia and Singapore competed in the Straits Games. However, athletes from up to 27 nations will compete this week in the Asian Pride Games.

The event will run through until Thursday with nearly 3,000 competitors competing in 12 sports.

The sports include swimming, track, bodybuilding, basketball, tennis, volleyball, dodgeball, badminton, football, billiards, softball, and e-sports.

Opening ceremony

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je declared the games open. He said in a video message that “Sport is one of the best forms of diplomacy.”

The mayor also described the games as a step forward in terms of promoting gender equality.

Other dignitaries present at the ceremony included Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Education, Taipei’s Deputy Mayor and the Taipei Sports Director.

Chi Chia-wei, the first Taiwanese to come out as gay on national television and a longtime activist in the island nation, was an honoured guest.

The work of Chi Chia-wei and other activists paid off with Taiwan the first Asian country to legalise gay marriage in May 2019.

Over the weekend, the Asian Pride Games will feature a Rainbow Fair to “celebrate LGBTQ+ equality (gender equality) spirit.”

In addition, there is a Mahjong Games competition at Taipei Gymnasium on Sunday, cosplay runs, an LGBTQ+ Equality Exhibition, and more.

Those unable to watch the games in Taipei can still enjoy the event with organisers live streaming the celebration to YouTube.

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