GLAAD Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Tweet Supporting Researcher Fired For Being Anti-Trans: “Trans Men, Trans Women And Non-Binary People Are Not A Threat”

J.Ok. Rowling’s remarks supporting Maya Forstater, a British researcher fired for feedback interpreted as anti-trans, have drawn condemnation from GLAAD.

The Harry Potter writer took to Twitter to talk out in assist of Forstater, saying, “Costume nevertheless you please. Name your self no matter you want. Sleep with any consenting grownup who’ll have you ever. Dwell your finest life in peace and safety. However power ladies out of their jobs for stating that intercourse is actual? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill”

Forstater misplaced her job as a visiting fellow on the Centre for World Growth after tweeting that folks can’t change their genders.

GLAAD reached out to Rowling’s publicist to have an off-the-record dialog involving members of the trans neighborhood (Rowling declined).

GLAAD’s Head of Expertise Anthony Ramos launched an announcement saying: “J.Ok. Rowling, whose books gave children hope that they might work collectively to create a greater world, has now aligned herself with an anti-science ideology that denies the fundamental humanity of people who find themselves transgender. Trans males, trans ladies, and non-binary individuals are not a risk, and to indicate in any other case places trans individuals in danger. Now’s the time for allies who know and assist trans individuals to talk up and assist their elementary proper to be handled equally and pretty.”

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