The best way to help the LGBTQIA+ community as a Harry Potter fan? Supporting them in any way you can and that means maybe auctioning off a signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is going up for auction. But the proceeds are going to help a great cause! Sharon Levin is the founder of the Bay Area Children’s Literature List and she’s taken to selling her signed 1998 copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The copy in question is signed by both Mary GrandPré and, of course, J.K. Rowling.
The catch? All the proceeds are going to benefit an LGBTQIA+ nonprofit. Starting with a bid of $4,000, it is honestly a great cause and an amazing way for Harry Potter fans to give back. Many are looking for ways to help fans of the LGBT+ community who were hurt by Rowling’s stance and this is a wonderful way to do so.
Granted, you have to have quite a pretty penny laying around but still. The proceeds going to help members of the LGBTQIA+ community is all part of Levin’s goal. She took to her own Twitter account to share the news that she was selling the first edition.
This is honestly a great way of giving back. Using Rowling’s work to help raise money for the community she harmed with her views? It’s what makes this fandom so special. We recognize our strength and the need to help those hurt by Rowling and we’re doing whatever we can to help and stand up for our friends and be great allies for the LGBTQIA+ community.