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Harry Potter Video Game Developers Uncomfortable With Author’s Trans Views

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Developers working on a Harry Potter video game have voiced discomfort with author JK Rowling and her beliefs about trans people. According to Bloomberg, a long-rumoured but unannounced open world Harry Potter game is in development at Warner Bros’ Avalanche Software for next-gen consoles. However, the Utah-based team working on the project has been rattled by the author’s repeated interventions over transgender issues, which have also been condemned by the stars of the Harry Potter movie franchise. Full Story from Pink News

News: Rowling Approves Queer Harry Potter Pic as Pulse Benefit

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An anthology comic being produced to benefit the victims and families who lost loved ones in the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Fla., has scored the support of a huge name in publishing: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who according to Bleeding Cool, has for the first time ever permitted a drawing of her beloved Hogwarts characters in a comic book. And not just any sketch; the approved illustration for Love Is Love, by Jim Lee, features Harry with his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and their beloved gay former headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, as they cast a spell that … Read more

Dumbledore News from “Fantastic Beasts”

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Two bits of info today on Dumbledore’s sexuality in the new series: Johnny Depp is confirmed to be playing Dumbledore’s love interest in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The Pirates of the Caribbean star was reported to have been brought on for the Harry Potter spin-off franchise last week, with people guessing on which character Depp would be playing. Director David Yates confirmed to fan site The Leaky Cauldron Depp will be playing Gellert Grindelwald, the former friend and love interest of the Hogwarts headteacher. And Rowling teased fans about how far she will go with Dumbledore’s youthful explorations: “I can’t … Read more

Rowling: Remus’s Lycanthropy Not a Metaphor for AIDS

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JK Rowling has debunked the ‘revelation’ fan fave character Remus Lupin’s werewolf condition is a metaphor for HIV. In one of her new ebooks, the author is quoted as talking about his lycanthropy as a metaphor for an illness that carries some negative public opinion. She wrote: ‘Lupin’s condition of lycanthropy was a metaphor for those illnesses that carry a stigma, like HIV and AIDS. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News