This is a reblog of an eloquent entry by Emma Curzon. I have thought of many of the same quotes over the past several weeks.
The last few months haven’t been a great time to be a Harry Potter fan- particularly not if you’re also LGBTQ+, and even more particularly not if you belong to the “T” part of that equation. J.K. Rowling’s recent Twitter activity and long-winded spiel of transphobic dog-whistles and conspiracy theories (no, giving trans kids puberty blockers is not “a new kind of conversion therapy”) have- to put it mildly- made things difficult, especially for those of us who grew up with and were influenced by her work.
(For a complete analysis of why Rowling’s “essay” is transphobic, I’d strongly advise checking out the below video, made by Jamie Raines and Shaaba Lotun, for a literal full breakdown.)
As I discussed in my recent post, ‘The Harry Potter Fan’s Guide to Dealing with J.K. Rowling’s Transphobia’, your relationship with Rowling’s fictional work is- especially if you’re trans-…
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