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Daniel Radcliffe launches new series speaking to trans children

Kate Harrold

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Daniel Radcliffe launches new series speaking to trans children

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe has announced that he will feature in a brand new YouTube series about trans youth. This follows Harry Potter author JK Rowling repeatedly coming under fire for making hurtful transphobic comments.

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The comments made by Rowling have resulted in a huge shift in the way fans view her Wizarding World franchise. Many chose to boycott the recently released Hogwarts Legacy as a way of standing in solidarity with the trans community. Although Rowling wasn’t directly involved in its creation, she will profit from its sales. Ron Weasley actor Ruper Grint has expressed that he disagrees with Rowling, although still sees her as family. Emma Watson has also tweeted her support for the trans community. Radcliffe is perhaps the most vocal advocate of all and judging by this new great project, will continue to be.

Previously, Radcliffe wrote an open letter in partnership with The Trevor Project - a suicide prevention and mental health organisation for LGBTQ+ individuals. The actor later said, “The reason I felt very, very much as though I needed to say something when I did was because, particularly since finishing Potter, I’ve met so many queer and trans kids and young people who had a huge amount of identification with Potter on that - and so seeing them hurt on that day I was like, I wanted them to know that not everybody in the franchise felt that way.”

Now, as reported by our friends at UNILAD, Radcliffe is partnering with The Trevor Project again on a new YouTube series called Sharing Space. The series will see a group of trans and non-binary youth discuss the issues that affect them. Radcliffe will act as a moderator during the series premiere. The first episode premieres today, which is the International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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Announcing his involvement, Radcliffe said (via UNILAD), “We listen to so many people talk about trans youth and hear them talked about so often in the news, but very rarely do we actually hear from these youth directly. [...] It was an absolute privilege to get to meet and listen to this incredible group of young people. At the end of the day, if you’re going to talk about trans kids, it might be useful to actually listen to trans kids.”

Topics: TV And Film, Harry Potter

Kate Harrold
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