Daniel Radcliffe Takes on JK Rowling’s Transphobic Tweets
After JK Rowling posted her transphobic tweets, Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, posted his own tweets in support of transgender people. And he was not shy about going up against powerhouse JK Rowling.
“Transgender women are women,” Radcliffe wrote in an essay posted to the website of the Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ people. “Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.”
This is only part of what he said. You can read it all here. It’s very lengthy.
I’ve seen so many people so devastated after reading Rowling’s vicious tweets. There’s one thing that cannot be denied and that’s the fact that Rowling is still coming from straight white privilege.
HBO’s “Welcome To Chechnya” About Queer Purges
I’ve been posting about what’s been happening to LGBTQ people in Chechnya for a a while now, and I’m glad to see someone’s finally doing more to spread the word about this. You rarely see much in the mainstream about it.
Welcome to Chechnya premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. We caught it there where it destroyed us with its chronicle of LGBTQ activists working underground, and the horrors gay, lesbian and transgender people endure there.
Here’s the link. There’s an official trailer as well. The film drops on June 30th.