LGBTQ Syndication: Austin American-Statesman

Based on some recent comments from Harry Potter author and creator J.K. Rowling that have gone viral on social media, it does not appear that there will be any transgender characters in the Harry Potter universe anytime soon.

Recently, Lucy Clark made history as she became the first transgender manager of a team in one of the top five divisions of English women’s soccer as she took over Sutton United. But J.K. Rowling was not exactly willing to celebrate the news.

Rowling took to social media to suggest that Clark was a “straight, white, middle-aged bloke” instead of a transgender woman.

“When I was young all the football managers were straight, white, middle-aged blokes, so it’s fantastic to see how much things have changed,” Rowling said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

Rowling then doubled down on this stance when she replied to a headline claiming that she was “comparing” Clark to a man.

“I didn’t compare him to one. He IS one,” Rowling said in a follow-up post.

Clearly, Rowling is not a supporter of the transgender community, and her words led to a lot of reactions on social media as a result.

This is not the first time that Rowling has spoken out against the transgender community, and it’s not likely it will be the last.

[J.K. Rowling]