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Daniel Radcliffe responded to Joan Rowling’s scandalous statement about transgender people

Daniel Radcliffe responded to Joan Rowling’s scandalous statement about transgender people

Daniel Radcliffe / Joan Rowling

The recent statement by British writer Joan Rowling on transgender people on Twitter made a lot of noise on the network - she was accused of transphobia, and some celebrities did not restrain herself and spoke rather rudely to her.

Daniel Radcliffe, the actors of the Harry Potter films made on the works of Rowling, also expressed his opinion on this matter. He expressed his support for transgender women, while noting that his words could be interpreted as a “struggle” between him and the writer.

Transgender women are women. Any claim to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all the advice of professional health associations, which have much more experience in this field than Joe or I.

- He wrote in an essay for “The Trevor Project” (the activities of this organization are aimed at preventing suicide among young representatives of the LGBT community).

According to the Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and non-binary young people said they were discriminated against because of their gender identity. Obviously, we have to do a lot to support transgender and non-binary people, not to deprive them of their identity and not to cause further harm to them,

He concluded.

Daniel Radcliffe

Commented on the words of Rowling and star queer show "Straight through the eyes of a gay" Jonathan Van Ness. He, like Radcliffe, also stated that transgender women are women, and also regretted his recent involvement in reading online excerpts from Harry Potter and the Magic Stone.

White transgender people and black transgender people are discriminated against every single day. They are just dying. We fight for blacks and transgenders, and you do it?

He turned to Rowling.

Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness

Recall that Joan Rowling was outraged by the wording of the article "Creating an equal world after COVID-19 for people who menstruate." She noted in an ironic manner that such people are usually called a specific word, while purposely distorting the word “women”.

People who menstruate. I am sure there was some other word for this. Help remember. Zhanshchuny? Zhinushchiki? Feminine? She wrote.

However, transmen also have menstruation, which is what network users have noticed. Rowling nevertheless noted that she always sympathized with transgender people, but did not give up her position.

If there is no sex, then there is no same-sex attraction. If there is no gender, then the reality in which women live all over the world is erased. I know and love transgender people, but erasing the concept of gender makes it impossible for many to meaningfully discuss their lives. Telling the truth is not hate

She said.

Joanne Rowling

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