One time Indian team Cricket Gautam Gambhir may not be playing for India right now but that does not stop him from making headlines. Maybe for humane gestures, charity work or nationalistic statements, Gautam Gambhir has always been into the news for some reason.
Recently Gambhir was seen come into sight dressed as a woman. The 7th edition of Hijra Habba Gambhir was inaugurated by the Cricketer. This program was organised by the Shemari society and when he came, he was made to dress like them. And the pictures also went viral in Social media.
Since the Transgenders in India face a lot of discrimination and often become victims of violence. However, according to Gautam Gambhir, this was a way of saying that they were all human first.
In the contemporary times, while the Supreme Court's decision on was hailed by one and all. Directors, actors, actresses, writer writers - voices cutting across the cultural spectrum tweeted in praise of the apex court's decision. Aamir Khan called it 'historic day' while Preity Zinta calls it as the freedom to love.
Karan Johar was the first celebrity to tweet on this hearing and called it a 'historical judgment...and a huge thumbs-up for humanity and equal rights'. And actress Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja shared a picture in support of the hearing too and expressed hopefulness of a "day when there won't be labels".
These tweets were the response to the verdict of the 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court after hearing a batch of pleas against the 158-year-old colonial law of Section 377 of the Indian Penal code that criminalizes gay sex even consensual ones.