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How trans 'Harry Potter' fans are grappling with J.K. Rowling's legacy after her transphobic comments

USATODAY.com Friday, 31 July 2020
J.K. Rowling has come under fire for comments about the transgender community. Here's how trans "Harry Potter" fans are dealing with the aftermath.
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