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August 9, 2022
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US quidditch leagues to change name in effort to break from JK Rowling

Leaders of the sport criticize the Harry Potter creator’s trans views as leagues also cite trademark issues

Harry Potter’s favorite sport, quidditch, is to receive a new name in the US, in part because its leaders are critical of the controversial views of the fictional wizard’s creator JK Rowling, which the US leagues have called “anti-trans”.

Two leagues that operate the sport in the US also cite trademark issues for their decision for the rebranding.

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