17 4 / 2014

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

perugu—-annam:

India’s Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling.
"It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minorities, as well as key amenities.
According to one estimate, India has about two million transgender people.
Campaigners say they live on the fringes of society, often in poverty, ostracised because of their gender identity. Most make a living by singing and dancing or by begging and prostitution. Rights groups say they often face huge discrimination and that sometimes hospitals refuse to admit them.
They have been forced to choose either male or female as their gender in most public spheres.
"Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue," Justice KS Radhakrishnan, who headed the two-judge Supreme Court bench, said in his ruling on Tuesday.
In 2009, India’s Election Commission took a first step by allowing transgenders to choose their gender as “other” on ballot forms.
But India is not the first country to recognise a third gender. Nepal recognised a third gender as early as in 2007 when the Supreme Court ordered the government to scrap all laws that discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. And last year, Bangladesh also recognised a third gender.

Tuesday’s ruling comes after the Supreme Court’s decision in December which criminalised gay sex by reversing a landmark 2009 Delhi High Court order which had decriminalised homosexual acts.
According to a 153-year-old colonial-era law - Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - a same-sex relationship is an “unnatural offence” and punishable by a 10-year jail term.
Legal experts say Tuesday’s judgement puts transgender people in a strange situation: on the one hand, they are now legally recognised and protected under the Constitution, but on the other hand they may be breaking the law if they have consensual gay sex. (x)

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

perugu—-annam:

India’s Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling.

"It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minorities, as well as key amenities.

According to one estimate, India has about two million transgender people.

Campaigners say they live on the fringes of society, often in poverty, ostracised because of their gender identity. Most make a living by singing and dancing or by begging and prostitution. Rights groups say they often face huge discrimination and that sometimes hospitals refuse to admit them.

They have been forced to choose either male or female as their gender in most public spheres.

"Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue," Justice KS Radhakrishnan, who headed the two-judge Supreme Court bench, said in his ruling on Tuesday.

In 2009, India’s Election Commission took a first step by allowing transgenders to choose their gender as “other” on ballot forms.

But India is not the first country to recognise a third gender. Nepal recognised a third gender as early as in 2007 when the Supreme Court ordered the government to scrap all laws that discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. And last year, Bangladesh also recognised a third gender.

Tuesday’s ruling comes after the Supreme Court’s decision in December which criminalised gay sex by reversing a landmark 2009 Delhi High Court order which had decriminalised homosexual acts.

According to a 153-year-old colonial-era law - Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - a same-sex relationship is an “unnatural offence” and punishable by a 10-year jail term.

Legal experts say Tuesday’s judgement puts transgender people in a strange situation: on the one hand, they are now legally recognised and protected under the Constitution, but on the other hand they may be breaking the law if they have consensual gay sex. (x)

(via angrypeopleofcolorunited)

17 4 / 2014

So Cersei was mocking Ellaria for being born a bastard? And yet all her kids would be considered bastards too if people knew the truth.  

17 4 / 2014

Boncel AU

(Source: lilouklonnie)

17 4 / 2014

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17 4 / 2014

musical-treasures:

So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.

This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3

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17 4 / 2014

How can Matt pass to the other side? Isn’t he human? I thought you had to be supernatural to go pass through Bonnie. I’m so confused now.

17 4 / 2014

fashionjunki:

heartoutofhand:

What a smart young girl with a powerful message

I fucking love her okay.

(Source: rachel-duncan, via browngirlsintherain)

17 4 / 2014

I need to learn how to put a lid on my temper. Even though I don’t really want to…some people really do deserve to be shouted at. But I’m starting to take it out on the wrong people. Maybe I should start chewing gum or something? Like every time I get pissed off, I’ll pop in a Starburst.

17 4 / 2014

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17 4 / 2014

cadwalladery:

# 28 - Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta, 2012)

cadwalladery:

# 28 - Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta, 2012)

17 4 / 2014

Can anyone recommend Youtubers that teach you how to do makeup? I’d prefer if they were south Asian with mid to dark brown skin. That way I’d know which foundations, which colors to use etc. 

17 4 / 2014

Oberyn and Ellaria in “The Lion and The Rose”

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16 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014

I don’t know why my favorite characters are always the ones who get the least amount of screen time. 

16 4 / 2014

cariosity:

bleue-elefant:

kikinickmc:

nedahoyin:

fuckthisblogshit:

basedraichu:

Lmfao

Lmfao

This woman..

Lol

I will never be tired of this.

Ohhh now I get it. She’s dating Wizard Kelly.

(Source: validx2, via kurenai24)