About Out in HK

“Out in HK” (OIHK) is a non-commercial group that welcomes and connects all members and friends of the LGBT community in Hong Kong with an interest in developing a fit and healthy lifestyle. We organise and promote regular events that are active, social, and fun. Activities include hiking, running, rock climbing, swimming, yoga, sailing, kayaking, bowling, trampoline bouncing, camping, strength training bootcamp, tennis, basketball, football, beach clean ups (on shore and underwater), diving, volleyball, and badminton. The group started in August 2014 and has grown to 4,000+ members and counting. We have since organized 260 events with 3,492 participants.
The founders of OIHK recognize that there were many LGBT sports, outdoors, and fitness enthusiasts in Hong Kong, but no shared platform for them to come together as a community. There were only small circles of friends and groups focusing on their respective sports, such as badminton or volleyball. It was difficult to find activity partners, except through friends, bars or online resources.
With OIHK, we now have a community group and platform that cuts across all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds. Our aim is to create a non-intimidating and inclusive environment that appeals to experienced sports and fitness enthusiasts as well as curious beginners. We have demonstrated that members of the LGBT community in HK like to play sports and make new friends, but they need a safe, friendly, and encouraging environment.

Discrimination is still very real in HK and that hampers some people’s motivation to get out there. OIHK enables everyone to find like-minded friends and get out of their comfort zones in a social and active environment. The group consists of a nice mix of locals and non-locals. Members range in age from 16 to those in their sixties, and include students as well as professionals from different industries.

「Out in HK」(OIHK)是個非商業組織,歡迎所有在香港同志界的人士和好友參與拓展活得健康及强健的生活模式。
我們定期舉辦和推廣一系列以活力、社交和樂趣為題的活動。
活動包括行山、跑步、攀石、游泳、瑜伽、航海、撐獨木舟、打保齡、彈床、宿營、體力鍛鍊營、網球、籃球、足球、沙灘清潔(陸上和水底)、潛水、排球及羽毛球。小組成立於2014年8月,至今已成長為一個擁有超過4,000位會員及仍在增長人數的組織。截至今日,我們已舉辦260個活動並有3,492人參加。
OIHK的創辦人了解香港的同志圈中有很多熱愛體育和進行戶外活動及鍛鍊體能的人士,但苦無聚首一堂的分享平台。圈中只有小班和小組式的聚會,而活動大多圍繞某些種類的運動例如羽毛球或排球,找活動對手的途徑除透過朋友介紹、酒吧或上網結識以外實在聊聊可數。
通過OIHK,一個跨越年齡、國籍及背景的社區平台即告誕生。我們的目標是建構一個共融和無壓力的環境,以吸引富有經驗的體育愛好者及對體育滿有好奇的初哥。我們已證明香港的同志圈中人對體育亦滿有熱誠並喜歡結交新朋友,但前題是要有一個安全、友善及勵志的環境。