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Sean Gunn <3

He got a lot of shit for this from the usual suspects (maybe… don’t click through to the whole thread), but I’m so proud of him for standing up to JKR and her constant slow drip of bigotry. It’s nice when actors you admire turn out to be good people.

How Harry Potter Fans Are Coping With J.K. Rowling — LauraKBuzz.com

https://www.ign.com/articles/how-harry-potter-fans-are-coping-with-jk-rowling

Way back in september last year, I got asked by IGN to help them with an article about J.K. Rowling and how her transphobia has impacted both trans people, and the wider Harry Potter fandom. It took a lot of work consulting on the text and images, but I am glad to finally see […]

How Harry Potter Fans Are Coping With J.K. Rowling — LauraKBuzz.com

This article is very much worth reading, especially if you (like me) are wondering what the hell to do with all the Harry Potter stuff you bought as a teen.

Trans activist Chaz Bono loved Harry Potter so much he got a tattoo, before JK Rowling’s ‘dangerous’ outbursts — Quiz Category

Chaz Bono has spoken about being a transgender Harry Potter fanatic and dealing with JK Rowling’s “dangerous” beliefs. The prominent trans activist, son of Cher and Sonny Bono, revealed in a podcast interview that he was a huge Harry Potter fan before Rowling’s repeated trans outbursts – and got large tattoos of an eagle, lion…

Trans activist Chaz Bono loved Harry Potter so much he got a tattoo, before JK Rowling’s ‘dangerous’ outbursts — Quiz Category

“When the person who writes your favourite series of books about oppressed people decides to start oppressing you, it’s very strange, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s hard to wrap your head around.

“On a personal note, it’s just sucked. But, politically, it’s dangerous, because I don’t think people realise that she’s just regurgitating the same debunked things that people have been saying about us for 30 years.

“It’s just wrapped up in a new package with, you know, a zillion Twitter followers.”

Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes distances herself from JK Rowling as she urges people not to be ‘fascist’ about gender — Quiz Category

Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes has distanced herself from JK Rowling’s “conservative” views about trans people, urging people not to be “fascist” about gender. The prominent lesbian actress, who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series, added her voices to those of film’s cast members who have challenged Rowling’s frequent remarks about transgender…

Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes distances herself from JK Rowling as she urges people not to be ‘fascist’ about gender — Quiz Category

God I love Miriam. She takes no shit.

An Interesting Detail I Am Passing Along For No Reason

So! JK Rowling decided yesterday that now was a great time to continue being transphobic, now much more loudly and smugly. But…

Remember that Black Lives Matter statement from Niantic I posted yesterday? Here is part of it:

We’ll be donating $100,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute and doing an employee match of up to $50,000. Black trans people continue to be killed at higher rates than Black cis people and non-Black LGBTQ+ people. In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and of Pride Month, the Diversity and Inclusion team and the executive leadership team believe this donation is the right thing to do to support those who are most vulnerable to police brutality and other systems of oppression.

I know Niantic as the Pokemon Go creators but they also happen to be the people behind Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It’s partly because of that Niantic are in a position to donate that $100,000. J.K. Rowling’s characters are currently directly benefiting the people she wishes to oppress!

I can’t think of a better poetic justice for her.

We guess JK Rowling has had another ‘middle-aged moment’, because she’s been caught liking hideously transphobic tweets again — Quiz Category

JK Rowling has been criticised for appearing to like anti-transgender tweets targeting a trans woman who has faced years of bullying online. The author upset many childhood fans of Harry Potter in December by tweeting her support for a woman who was fired for anti-transgender views, and in March before that by appearing to like…

We guess JK Rowling has had another ‘middle-aged moment’, because she’s been caught liking hideously transphobic tweets again — Quiz Category

In 2002ish I was writing letters to JK Rowling hoping she’d reply. I loved her so much. We had a lot in common anyway (MS had affected both our families, we had extensive imaginary worlds…) and I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.

I don’t anymore.

Dear JK Rowling

Reblogging this, it’s important.

tanyxscreams

I am an AFAB transmasc non-binary person. And you probably don’t understand what that means.

A year ago I had waist-long hair. I never cut it- I used to have a habit of trimming it every other solstice but kept forgetting to for years. It felt wrong. I was thinking about cutting it for ages. But I couldn’t- I had grown it forever because it felt like the natural thing to do. But by the time I finally cut it, my heart had been broken twice- once by a woman and once by circumstance. There’s a Japanese tradition I had seen in manga where you cut your hair after a heartbreak to start anew. I finally cut it to my shoulders- an AMAB nonbinary person I knew had hair like that so I thought it would better suit my lack of gender.

I had shoulder length for a good while…

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Ricky Gervais Under Fire for Transphobic Tweets He Claims Are Jokes — Variety

Ricky Gervais has posted a series of seemingly transphobic tweets prompted by J.K. Rowling’s support of Maya Forstater, a researcher who was fired for tweeting that a person cannot change their biological sex. In later tweets, Gervais implied the tweets were meant as jokes. In the first tweet, Gervais, who has been tapped to host…

Ricky Gervais Under Fire for Transphobic Tweets He Claims Are Jokes — Variety

For all that’s gone on in the past year, I barely believed I could one day wake up in a world where JK Rowling and Ricky Gervais were on the same side.

They see me Rowling, they hating (and rightly so)

Today, J.K. Rowling drew back the curtain on Twitter and essentially declared herself to be a transphobe, which is depressing and awful. I just remembered, she has kids. Even worse.

Here are the people who are defending her right now:

You would hope that getting support from such people would cause anyone to take a long hard look at themselves, but I doubt it. I admired Rowling so much as a kid – we kinda have similar backstories – but not any more. Not for a long time, really. God, it’s hard to processs when the adults in your life let you down this drastically, but hey – another one.

Not that it will make a difference or anything, but I will not be paying to see Fantastic Beasts 3.