JK Rowling’s Transphobic Comments And Positions Hurt Many People

12-26-21
   Personally, I think it’s time to move on from Harry Potter because JK Rowling’s numerous transphobic comments have been, and continue to be, extremely hurtful to the transgender community. And the thing that makes it worse is that she seems to continue to double down on her transphobic positions instead of opening her mind and trying to become more supportive of the transgender community.
   Transgender people are hurting these days because so much of society has very intolerant, ignorant, and prejudiced attitudes aimed against them. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), 29% of transgender adults live in poverty in the United States, and 22% are lacking health care insurance. 54% have been the victims of domestic violence, yet only 30% of women’s shelters are willing to house transgender women. 47% of transgender people have been sexually assaulted, and during the years 2014 and 2015, 1 in 10 were physically assaulted.
   So it is clear that the transgender community needs support and understanding from society. This is why JK Rowling’s ongoing transphobic comments and positions are so deeply hurtful and damaging. There are examples of celebrities who have made troubling, intolerant comments who later made genuine efforts to educate themselves, open their minds, recognize what they had said was hurtful, and try to become supportive allies. But Rowling has not done this. Instead, she has doubled down on her transphobic comments and positions.
   So I think it’s time that we put Harry Potter in the past because I don’t think JK Rowling deserves any more of our money. She has become extremely wealthy from Harry Potter, so much so that her current net worth is estimated at around 1 billion dollars. She doesn’t need any more money, and frankly, because of her ongoing transphobic behavior, I don’t think she deserves any more money. A clear way to send a message to someone like JK Rowling is to stop supporting the thing that has made them wealthy and famous, and in this case, that is Harry Potter. I’m not going to buy her books or watch her movies. I don’t want her to get a penny of my money. We can also make our voices heard with companies that profit from Harry Potter such as HBO. There have been rumors that HBO might be considering a Harry Potter series. We should contact HBO and tell them we are categorically against such a move due to JK Rowling’s transphobic behavior. As a matter of fact, I’ve already sent HBO several messages about this. Remember, when you speak up, be thoughtful and considerate in what you say and be sure you can back up your positions with facts. Don’t spew out hurtful, personal attacks because doing so is wrong and also backfires since people will tune you out and ignore you.
   Together, we can make a difference in creating positive change. So let’s make that happen.

https://www.hrc.org/resources/understanding-the-transgender-community

Transphobic Attitude of the Evansville School Board

The Transphobic attitude exhibited by the Evansville, Indiana School Board as described in this article is disgraceful, heartbreaking, and terribly hurtful to Transgender kids.
LGBTQ youth suffer from higher rates of depression and suicide as compared to straight kids due to the prejudice and intolerance many have to face. It is quite common for LGBTQ youth to have to deal with intolerance from other kids, students in their classes, and even their own families.
Transgender students are at particularly high risk. They need help and support. Especially when they are facing intolerance from their own families.
From this article, it sounds like the Evansville School Board doesn’t particularly care.
What is more devastating by the Board’s horrible attitude is that it’s the Transgender kids who will suffer. https://illinoiseagle.com/#/article/23445

In Honor Of All The Brave Transgender People We’ve Lost

Why are so many people prejudiced these days?
Why?
What happened to respect, decency, and kindness?
What happened to live and let live?
What happened to love one another?
Time for everyone to open their hearts and their minds! https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/11/20/ransgender-day-remembrance-311-murdered-transrespect-versus-transphobia-worldwide/