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Daniel Radcliffe Threw Sublte Shade At JK Rowling While Hosting A Roundtable For Trans Kids

The 'Harry Potter' star teamed up with The Trevor Project to serve as host for a series of discussions with trans and nonbinary youth called 'Sharing Spaces.'

Daniel Radcliffe; J.K. Rowling
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Many know Daniel Radcliffe from his many movies, the most notable being his first—Harry Potter. Recently Radcliffe has been making headlines for his continued support for the trans community.

The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization geared towards LGBTQ+ suicide prevention, announced Radcliffe would be a moderator for a roundtable discussion series involving trans and nonbianary youth.

The project is titled Sharing Space and the first episode of the series will be available on YouTube on today, March 31, to align with the International Transgender Day of Visibility.

In a statement, Radcliffe discussed being able to meet and listen to the trans and nonbianary community.

“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.”

He also may have made a subtle hit towards the author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling.

Rowling, has made headlines for the last several years with her anti-transgender activism.

“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.”

You can see a trailer for the first episode here:

In June 2020, Radcliffe spoke up for the trans community after Rowling made a series of posts on Twitter.

“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.”

He followed up with saying he felt compelled to respond to Rowling's statements, but he hoped her bigotry didn't take away the joy the books gave to 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.”

People have taken to social media to show their support for the Trevor Project and for Radcliffe.

The series looks like its going to be very informative and emotional.

We can't wait to watch it.