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Robbie Coltrane defends JK Rowling saying people should ‘get over it’

Robbie Coltrane defends JK Rowling saying people should ‘get over it’

Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has come to the defense of author JK Rowling saying he does not consider her views and comments to be offensive. Speaking to Britain’s Radio Times the actor said many of the people who claim to be offended by Rowling’s anti-transgender comments were part of […]

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Rabble Books and Games banishes JK Rowling over transphobia

Rabble Books and Games banishes JK Rowling over transphobia

Perth bookstore Rabble Books and Games has announced it will no longer stock books written by JK Rowling. The queer friendly business is located in Maylands in the heart of Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community and has a long history of stocking LGBTIQ+ titles, and hosting events with queer authors, and the popular Drag Queen Storytime. In […]

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JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

After months of public criticism for sharing her transphobic opinions, author JK Rowling has reinforced her stance with the announcement of her latest novel. The Harry Potter author ignited controversy earlier this year with a barrage of public anti-trans statements, including an essay titled TERF Wars, outlining her trans-exclusive ideas of feminism and arguing against treatment for […]

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Turkey’s President vilifies LGBTIQ+ community in public speech

Turkey’s President vilifies LGBTIQ+ community in public speech

The President of Turkey has leapt to the defence of the head of the nation’s Red Crescent (Red Cross) organisation, doubling down on homophobic comments in a public speech. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shown his support for Turkish Red Crescent leader Kerem Kinik, who launched a public tirade against LGBTIQ+ communities and Pride Month on […]

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Reddit bans transphobic, pro-Trump channels in hate speech purge

Reddit bans transphobic, pro-Trump channels in hate speech purge

One of the most popular online community forums online has banned thousands of channels in a new crackdown on hate speech after revising company policy. The revised rules follow an announcement from founder and CEO Steve Huffman earlier this week, revealing a tougher stance on hateful language and discrimination on the user-moderated forums. Rule #1 […]

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More stars show support for trans community after J.K. Rowling tweets

More stars show support for trans community after J.K. Rowling tweets

Stars connected to J.K. Rowling’s movie adaptations have spoken out in support of the trans and gender diverse community, in response to the author’s transphobic tweets this week. Rowling took to social media earlier this week to question an article that cited “people who menstruate”, and today released a 3,600 essay on her website declaring […]

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‘Little Britain’ removed from Netflix, BBC due to blackface

‘Little Britain’ removed from Netflix, BBC due to blackface

British TV series’ Little Britain and Come Fly With Me have been taken down from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox due the stars use of racist tropes and blackface characters. The program, which debuted on BBC in 2003, stars comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams features a collection of comedy sketches which sees the actors take on a […]

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Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling: Trans women are women

Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling: Trans women are women

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movie franchise, has written a response to J.K. Rowling after the author published anti-transgender opinions to social media this week. Rowling took exception to an article that describes “people who menstruate”, arguing “if sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” prompting outrage and disappointment from fans and the wider community. […]

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J.K. Rowling criticised for thread of anti-transgender tweets

J.K. Rowling criticised for thread of anti-transgender tweets

Harry Potter creator and prolific children’s author J.K. Rowling has prompted backlash from fans after posting a series of transphobic opinions to social media. Targeting an article entitled Creating a More Equal Post-COVID-19 World for People Who Menstruate, published on Devex.com, Rowling conflates sex with expressions of gender. “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a […]

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Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr has revealed the dating app will no longer allow users to filter profiles by ethnicity, in a statement posted to social media today. In a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and queer people of colour, Grindr issued a comment on racism in the LGBTIQ+ community. “We will not be silent, […]

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