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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling's comments about gender will not "taint" the Harry Potter series for fans.In a statement posted on an LGBT suicide prevention charity website, the actor said: "Transgender women are women. "Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people."JK Rowling had been criticised for tweets taking issue with the phrase "people who menstruate". Radcliffe said this was not about "in-fighting" and added he felt "compelled to say something" because Rowling was responsible for the "course his life has taken". 'Love is the strongest force'Writing on The Trevor Project's website he said he was sorry to anyone whose "experience of the [Harry Potter] books has been tarnished"."If these books taught you tha...
Famous birthdays for July 23: Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson

Famous birthdays for July 23: Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson

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July 23 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: -- Pope Clement XI in 1649 -- Detective novelist Raymond Chandler in 1888 -- Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1892 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1936 (age 83) -- Actor Ronny Cox in 1938 (age 81) -- Talk show host Don Imus in 1940 (age 79) -- Drummer Dino Danelli in 1944 (age 75) -- Drummer John Rutsey in 1952 -- Actor Edie McClurg in 1945 (age 74) -- Musician David Essex in 1947 (age 72) -- Dutch film director Theo van Gogh in 1957 -- Actor Woody Harrelson in 1961 (age 58) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Actor Eriq La Salle in 1962 (age 57) -- Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in 1967 -- G...
Russia doping ban being lifted 'undermines faith in Wada' – Paula Radcliffe

Russia doping ban being lifted 'undermines faith in Wada' – Paula Radcliffe

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The reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency undermines the faith clean athletes have in the World Anti-Doping Agency, says marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.Wada has ended a three-year suspension which followed a major scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping.Briton Radcliffe is one of several leading current and former athletes to criticise Thursday's decision. "This goes against everything Wada is supposed to stand for," she said."It undermines their credibility and the faith clean athletes have in them."What now for sport after ban is lifted?'To bank on the Russians is naive'The Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada) had been suspended since 2015 over alleged state-backed d...