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babushka -

hey i know this stuff doesn't work but if you wanna sign the petition ( against the russian anti trans law and spam the comments with "trans rights" you're more than welcome here

leparom -

it does work. sometimes. good luck!!!!!

fallow -

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to J.K. Rowling’s Tweets on Gender Identity – The Trevor Project

By Daniel Radcliffe I realize that certain press outlets will probably want to paint this as in-fighting between J.K. Rowling and myself, but that is […]

Daniel Radcliffe--8 June 2020

"I realize that certain press outlets will probably want to paint this as in-fighting between J.K. Rowling and myself, but that is really not what this is about, nor is it what’s important right now. While Jo is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken, as someone who has been honored to work with and continues to contribute to The Trevor Project for the last decade, and just as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment.

Transgender women are women. 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. According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.

I am still learning how to be a better ally, so if you want to join me in learning more about transgender and nonbinary identities check out The Trevor Project’s Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth. It’s an introductory educational resource that covers a wide range of topics, including the differences between sex and gender, and shares best practices on how to support transgender and nonbinary people.

To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you. If these books taught you that love is the strongest force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything; if they taught you that strength is found in diversity, and that dogmatic ideas of pureness lead to the oppression of vulnerable groups; if you believe that a particular character is trans, nonbinary, or gender fluid, or that they are gay or bisexual; if you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life — then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred. And in my opinion nobody can touch that. It means to you what it means to you and I hope that these comments will not taint that too much.

Love always,

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Like there are other youtubers and internet personalities that I enjoy the content of but every once in awhile it is clear that they are not clued in to proper vernacular. Or that their support is a bit performative (and its not that they don't care its that they are so far removed that they forget about noncishet identities)

Like someone will ask if they support gay people or whatever and the person will say of course! And then a week later they will be talking as though gay people don't exist.

Its just nice to go somewhere where proper pronouns will be used and identities are respected and the fact that different people exist is not used as a joke but instead celebrated.

Maybe because Jacob and Julia have/had experienced disabilities they both have a good idea of being respectful but again I don't know. This is all speculation. Anyway I love them both (and Nathan, Caldwell, and Karina, and of course David) and its nice to have a place I can go to not worry about what I might hear.