Dumbledore Won’t Be Explicitly Gay, and Twitter Is Not Happy About It

Dumbledore Won’t Be Explicitly Gay, and Twitter Is Not Happy About It

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Yesterday we reported that Fantastic Beasts director David Yates has said that Dumbledore’s sexuality will not be “explicitly” addressed in the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The sequel, which will take place mostly in Paris, features as its main characters a young Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, and Gellert Grindelwald, portrayed—controversially—by Johnny Depp.   J. K. Rowling has, in the past, stated that she always thought of Dumbledore as gay, and that he had a relationship with Grindelwald in his youth. This is never touched on in the books, and now that an opportunity to …

One Million Moms Are out to Get This Inclusive Kids Book

One Million Moms Are out to Get This Inclusive Kids Book

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Conservative advocacy group One Million Moms is back at being a total buzzkill, this time rallying its supporters against Scholastic because of a children’s book promoting tolerance and acceptance.    George, a chapter book written by queer activist and author Alex Gino, which is intended for children in grades three to seven, has come under fire from the “pro-family” group. The story follows a transgender fourth-grader who wants to play Charlotte in her school’s production of Charlotte’s Web. The 10-year-old protagonist hopes not only to get the part, but that her family and teachers will look past the male gender she …

Meet George, a Transgender Character Encouraging Acceptance of LGBT Youth

Meet George, a Transgender Character Encouraging Acceptance of LGBT Youth

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In 2017 we’ve seen progress of acceptance and representation of gay and lesbian individuals. When it comes to accepting and representing transgender individuals, however, there’s a lot more progress to be made.    One author is seeking to bridge the gap between the LGBT community and the public through representation,  using the transgender protagonist in the children’s book, George.   Image Via Amazon   Gino’s book follows a transgender child who tries to find a way to help others understand her true identity as a female and shed the perception of gender that is ingrained in her community. Gino effectively dives into …