|Cecil Chao still thinks Gigi (right) should marry a man, not Sean Eav (left)|
Faith in Love Foundation is a charity Gigi founded that encourages volunteering to alleviate poverty.
Her response to her father doubling the "dowry" was markedly different from her reaction two years ago when she said she was "a really lucky girl to have such a loving daddy, because it's really sweet of him to do something like this as an expression of his fatherly love".
Perhaps she was hoping that the incident would go away and tried to spin it in a light-hearted way, but he also forced her out of the closet -- which she bravely handled.
She has since become an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and is a founding member of the gay rights group Big Love Alliance along with other celebrities, Denise Ho and Anthony Wong. The alliance works to reduce discrimination against sexual minorities through public education and support networks.
However this latest development in Cecil upping the ante has made Gigi's partner of nine years, Sean Eav, "distraught".
Nevertheless, Gigi is doing her best to take it all in stride. "I understand that he loves me, it's just he's from another time and it's difficult for him to understand the plight of the LGBT [community]. At the office it's business as usual. At family gatherings we hug and dance. And we just agree to disagree on what marriage is and family is," she said.
When will Cecil Chao come to his senses and realize his daughter isn't going to marry a man any time soon?