The actor wrote an open letter to fans of the saga, where he stated that transgender women are still women.
Daniel Radcliffe hastened to reassure the raging Harry Potter activists and fans, outraged by Joan Rowling’s recent commentary. The actor supports the Trevor Project organization, whose activity is aimed at reducing the number of suicides among representatives of non-traditional orientation.
Transgender women are women. Any converse statement erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against the opinion of professional health associations, which have much more experience in this area than Joe or I.
– said Daniel.
In his open letter, Daniel also apologized to fans of Harry Potter, who now “clouded the perception of books” by the famous writer.
According to the Trevor Project, 78 percent of transgender and non-binary youth reported that they were discriminated against because of their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and non-binary people, not to devalue their identity and not cause further harm,
– writes Radcliffe.
For everyone whose perception of the books [about Harry Potter] has been clouded, I apologize for the pain that those comments brought. I really hope that this story will not lose its value to you. If these books taught you that love is the most powerful force in the universe, that power is diverse and that dogmatic ideas of purity lead to oppression of vulnerable groups, if you find something in these stories that resonated with you and helped you in life is sacred. And no one can touch it. I hope that all of these discussions will not greatly affect this,
– summed up the actor in the letter.