The actor who played a trans woman in “The Danish Girl” said that J.K. Rowling has faced “absolutely disgusting” abuse online.
She is widely believed to be the first known people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.
Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically.
A record number of nominees feature transgender characters and subject matter.
“It has been a privilege and, while not in any way talking for the community, I’m trying to learn to be an ally.”