Also, what is stopping JK Rowling from publishing stories with explictly LGBTQ characters now? And why hasn’t she publicly discussed why it would have been difficult for her to include LGBTQ characters in her novels? If it was mostly due to publishing regulations, why doesn’t she just… explain that?
And I admit I haven’t searched for it, but I feel like I would have read something about that by now had she said anything about it.
And not to pick at JK Rowling specifically… all YA lit authors need to be writing diverse characters.