How to Continue Being a Harry Potter Fan and a Trans Ally

On December 19th after a Twitter hiatus, J.K. Rowling tweeted out in support of Maya Forstater, a trans antagonist and “gender critical feminist” who recently lost a court battle to protect her transphobic online behavior after having a work contract not renewed.

“Okay, so Rowling was wrong. Can I keep enjoying Harry Potter and still be an ally?”

The Real Problem with Rowling’s Support of Maya Forstater:

Yes, Rowling abused her platform to amplify hate.

On Harassment by Trans Antagonists like Maya Forstater:

TERFs are more than just transphobic.

We need allies to take a stand.

“So what’s the point of this? Can I keep reading Harry Potter or is that canceled, too?”

I’ve avoided speaking directly at the audience so far, but now I am most certainly talking to you personally, whoever made it this far and wants to ease their fan-guilt:

In summation: Yes, do keep enjoying Harry Potter — but don’t keep supporting J.K. Rowling.

That is the line in the sand. Support us, not Rowling.

Autistic Queer Transfemme writer & designer based out of Los Angeles. She/Her/They/Their. Editor of Anthology.

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