The Gay Games is a worldwide sport and cultural event that promotes acceptance of sexual diversity , featuring lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT athletes, artists and other individuals. Founded as the Gay Olympics , it was started in the United States in San Francisco, California , in , as the brainchild of Olympic decathlete Mexico City and medical doctor Tom Waddell , Rikki Streicher ,  and others,  whose goals were to promote the spirit of inclusion and participation, as well as to promote the pursuit of personal growth in a sporting event. Waddell wanted to recreate the Olympics' power to bring people of various different backgrounds together through the international language of sport, and the organizers of the first event strived to accommodate differences and achieve gender parity. It retains similarities with the Olympic Games , including the Gay Games flame which is lit at the opening ceremony. Competitors come from many countries, including those where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. The Federation of Gay Games FGG is the sanctioning body of the Gay Games which was founded in by Tom Waddell , after he dealt first-hand with the prejudice towards gay athletes and their inability to openly participate in sporting events.
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Despite the history of colonisation and the resulting process of Westernisation since , Hong Kong still embodies many aspects of Chinese traditional values towards sexuality. In , the government of Hong Kong legalised male-male same sex relations. Since then LGBT activism has increased, asking for legal protections. In , the government of Hong Kong conducted a telephone survey with over persons responding. While nearly half of the respondents personally knew a person from the LGBT community, most of the respondents also stated that they 'would not mind' and 'would not have special feeling' towards LGBT individuals.
This is the first same-sex marriage in the Hong Kong entertainment industry. Vinci became the vice chairman of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals after retiring from his entertainment career, and has since established his own healthcare product business. On August 1, , Vinci shared on social media that he and his longtime boyfriend, Kevin Chow, have officially registered for marriage in Vancouver.