. ‘A turning point’: Quidditch leagues to change name; Rowling’s transphobic comments, copyright issues cited « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/Quidditch leagues inspired by the magical game from “Harry Potter” will be dropping their name to both distance themselves from J.K. Rowling’s “anti-trans positions” and avoid trademark concerns, the leagues said.

US Quidditch and Major League Quidditch released a joint statement saying the leagues have started the process of choosing a new name for the real-life version of the game – a contact sport with broomsticks that resembles soccer and field hockey.

Rowling, author of the beloved series, made headlines last summer after writing multiple social media posts voicing her opinions on the trans community.

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