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Daniel Radcliffe: No Big Deal If Men Date Transgendered Women

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Transgender gospel singer Our Lady J does a one on one with ultra gay-friendly pal Daniel Radcliffe for the new issue of Out. You may recall that the two made news after they were spotted hanging out around town last year.

She asks him about the stigma attached to men who date transgendered women:

"I think to a certain extent, there would be a stigma -- it depends on which person you’re talking to. But I certainly think in this day and age it would be less of an issue. I was on the [Harry Potter] film set when all that tabloid stuff happened with us hanging out last year and none of my friends gave me shit about it. Nobody took the piss. And the film set encompasses groups from every area of society, and I have to say it’s a pretty good cross-section. There was certainly no stigma."

The article includes a playful spread of the duo by Terry Richardson. One more AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I love Daniel. He's growing up into a well-rounded man who has his eyes and his mind wide-open.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Aug 14, 2010 11:03:35 AM


  2. ugh--its very nice that he doesn't have a problem with trans relationships, but does that merit any special attention? We've moved passed the "oh, a celebrity doesn't hate us" phase. There's no reason for him to be in Out other than he's a celeb with a (totally non-gay) movie coming out. Im sure Daniel is a friend to the gays, we've reached the day where that should be a given, not something to get a gold star for.

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Aug 14, 2010 11:23:38 AM


  3. You may be right Dizzy. I still found it an interesting brief read and I haven't seen any of his work.
    I find a lot of people know exactly how things should be this day in age. So I'll jump on the bandwagon. This day in age he should be in Out simply because an article about him will interest the readers.
    Also there are readers of Out who have bigotries about trans people. And though I wish it weren't true it seems that celebs expressing acceptance helps sway the public.

    Posted by: Shawn | Aug 14, 2010 12:00:24 PM


  4. Is that Our Lady J? I thought Janice Dickinson got a tattoo.

    Posted by: Abie | Aug 14, 2010 12:17:56 PM


  5. Indeed, we SHOULD be at a place where NOBODY in the world thinks it's a problem for them if their neighbor or co-worker dates someone who's male, female, or transgendered, and where we have equal rights in every state and country and dismissing Prop 8 is non-controversial.
    We should have a world where there is no crime, no war, no religious fanatacism, no unwanted pregnancy, no polluted waterways, no more AIDS diagnoses etc.
    Unfortunately, this is where we're at. And we still can't take it for granted that every successful person is willing to be outspoken for equality.

    Posted by: GregV | Aug 14, 2010 12:34:33 PM


  6. he's an actual, not pandering, supporter of the lgbt community and its rights. can we try to not take that for granted? If Out wants to feature him and show him some love back, while showcasing a really cute relationship between him and Our Lady J, have at it. doesn't seem like anything to be upset about.

    Posted by: Matthew | Aug 14, 2010 12:37:02 PM


  7. Quite right, Matthew. He's not a casual "Gays are OK by me" celeb. He's a very active supporter of our righrs and has contributed not only his money but his voice to the Trevor Project in PSAs and other related matters. It may sound silly to some of you but there are gay teens just coming out who find the fact that Harry Potter is on their side an enormous help.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 14, 2010 12:52:04 PM


  8. Wonderful. Hopefully many his young fans learn from his open minded attitude.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 14, 2010 1:00:02 PM


  9. Agree 100% with Matthew and David.

    @DIZZY SPINS -- that the young star of the biggest franchise in pop culture history is not only on our side, but actually promoting more controversial trans equality, AND volunteering for charities that help gay teens not commit suicide, IS worthy of special attention.

    It is newsworthy. It is also newslworthy, sadly because it's so rare. And it you think that we've reached the day where support for gay rights is a given, you are not paying attention.

    Now normally I HATE that OUT only seems to put straight people on its cover (especially for us to ogle), but Daniel Radcliffe is a true ally, a powerful ally, a clever young man and an all around class act.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Aug 14, 2010 1:02:45 PM


  10. I for one think the cult of celebrity is obnoxious, but Radcliffe is a serious artist/actor and not your everyday pop-icon. I think his voice is credible, even if he is young.

    The fact his generation is growing in a different world than what we (I'm mid 30's) had to endure or worse, what others lived before, is tremendous. His acceptance is to some, blasse non-information, but for many of the older generation, it's a big deal still. Those people vote.

    To say we have a truly mixed society of acceptance and respect is not the case! Daniel is leading the way through example that fears are misplaced and public honesty prevails.

    The haters out there are loosing the war. This is a sign of the times. Lets not loose sight of the fact the right wing and the hateful bigots are amassing forces right now to try to "take back" society. That's right, take it back 50 years to a time when we were not accepted, not tolerated and definitely not out in public.

    Posted by: Jason | Aug 14, 2010 1:04:48 PM


  11. @ Strepsi: I co-sign that!

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Aug 14, 2010 1:23:26 PM


  12. His strong monetary support for gay youth should allow him to be on the cover on every gay mag anytime he wants.

    Posted by: Jersey | Aug 14, 2010 1:59:14 PM



  13. Dan is awesome. A true supporter and a true friend of GLBT everywhere...

    Posted by: wirrrn | Aug 14, 2010 2:15:26 PM


  14. Agree with you Strepsi but this:
    "biggest franchise in pop culture history" is not Harry Potter. The biggest franchise in pop history is still Star Wars (in 20yrs we can re-evaluate though.)

    :)

    Posted by: unruly | Aug 14, 2010 2:29:17 PM


  15. "I'm sure Daniel is a friend to the gays, we've reached the day where that should be a given, not something to get a gold star for."

    His international fan base is made up of millions and millions of young people who are influenced by his actions.

    He can have my gold star any day.

    Posted by: Dusty | Aug 14, 2010 2:46:30 PM


  16. @Abie...Please, make a more apt comparison....Janice Dick-in-son? That bag-o-bones has never had that amount of meat on her in her ENTIRE life...lol

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Aug 14, 2010 3:32:43 PM


  17. being an atheist, as Daniel Radcliffe is, frees one's mind. hence, his altruism, magnanimity and benevolence. and, all this from a 21 y.o. his being an ally to gay equality qualifies him as a gay icon. to my mind, he can grace the cover of any gay mag.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 14, 2010 3:34:45 PM


  18. Yes, I love Daniel and his openness and think it's perfectly great to have him on this cover, but who chose the Eddie Munster photo? Girl, please! He's way too adorable to be visually treated this way.

    Posted by: Chicgary | Aug 14, 2010 3:59:01 PM


  19. Against my better judgment I scrolled down to read the comments. I am always so impressed with Daniel and thought it would be awful to see him ridiculed for this... and low and behold there were some catty, negative comments. Daniel is THE sweetest, most gay and (trans) friendly guy. People do look up to him and the fact that he is saying this doesn't matter... matters.

    Posted by: Ari R. | Aug 14, 2010 4:21:53 PM


  20. As long as Daniel is ACTIVELY working for, contributing to, and putting his name behind LGBT charities and outreach programs, I say he has JUST as much right -- if not more -- to be on the cover of 'Out' or any other LGBT publication.

    @DIZZY SPINS: Get your facts straight. Daniel has done WAY more than "not hate us." I'd bet a few paychecks he has done WAY more than you, Dizzy, unless you happen to be Elton John or David Mixner posting under a ridiculous alias.

    Posted by: sparks | Aug 14, 2010 4:48:03 PM


  21. Leave it to OUT magazine to make adorable Daniel look absolutely hideous on its cover. Is the embalmed look considered "hot" now?

    Posted by: Miles | Aug 14, 2010 6:06:44 PM


  22. "Daniel Radcliffe: No Big Deal If Men Date Transgendered Women"

    YES! It's a BIG deal. So then why isn't he? What the fuck am I going to do with a man in the shape of a woman or draped in her haberdashery or vice-versa? I would freak-the-fuck-out if the guy I picked up turns out to be transgendered.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Aug 14, 2010 11:30:24 PM


  23. The posts here always have a bitter, negative slant. Stop being critics, people. You are not Rex Reed !

    Posted by: ty | Aug 15, 2010 2:47:32 AM


  24. I thought she was Celine Dion.

    Posted by: Gouli | Aug 15, 2010 5:28:14 AM


  25. @Dizzy Spins: Right, because you would definitely see Kanye (who's cool with the gays too, but would he do this?) on a cover dancing with a transsexual woman. *rolls eyes* Someone ALWAYS finds a way to criticize good people.

    Posted by: tata | Aug 15, 2010 10:03:29 AM


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