A statue of the character Harry Potter, based on the JK Rowling novels, hasbeen unveiled in London’s Leicester Square. The monument depicts the famousyoung wizard playing Quidditch, a scene from the first film and book - HarryPotter And The Philosopher's Stone. It is situated on the north side of thesquare, just a few steps away from where the first film premiered in 2001.
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In June, JK Rowling released an essay and a series of tweets calling for limits on transitionary care for trans youth. Business Insider reports that Rowling also mocked gender-inclusive words. Cynthia Nixon told the Independent JK Rowling's transphobic comments were "really painful" for her 23-year-old transgender son, Samuel. "It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with Harry Potter," Nixon said. "We're a Harry Potter family.
J.K. Rowling has written a new book under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The book is called "Troubled Blood." What's the book about? According to a review in "the Telegraph" "Troubled Blood" is the fifth installment in her Cormoran Strike series. It is about a cold case from 1974 that involves “a transvestite serial killer.” According to HuffPo critics of Rowling's anti-trans tweets are raging against the book, calling it hateful.