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On her US book tour in Carnegie Hall she took audience questions and was asked if Dumbledore found "true love".
"Dumbledore is gay," she said. "He was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, who he beat in a battle between good and bad wizards long ago. Falling in love can blind us to an extent," she added. "Dumbledore was horribly, terribly let down and his love for Grindelwald was his "great tragedy".Rowling told the audience that while working on the sixth Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she saw the script had a reference to a girl who was once of interest to Dumbledore.She made director David Yates aware of the truth about her character.
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell welcomed the news about Dumbledore and said: "It's good that children's literature includes the reality of gay people, since we exist in every society. But I am disappointed that she did not make Dumbledore's sexuality explicit in the Harry Potter book. Making it obvious would have sent a much more powerful message of understanding and acceptance."
Personally, I couldn't agree more with that statement. It's kinda cowardly to write a character with no sexuality then wait until after all the book sales and movie deals are done to announce "Oh, by the way, that guy was gay the whole time." I read the books and my gaydar didn't go off once. The guy spent his life fighting wizards, dragons and trolls. How does hinting that he had "a troubled past" automatically equal "gay", in that context?
A spokesman for the gay rights group, Stonewall added: "It's great that JK has said this. It shows that there's no limit to what gay and lesbian people can do, even being a wizard headmaster."
No, sorry. Gays and lesbians cannot be wizard headmasters because last time I checked WIZARDS DON'T EXIST IN REAL LIFE!! By that line of reasoning, referring to gay men as "fairies" isn't an insult...dumbass!
Rowling said she regarded her novels as a "prolonged argument for tolerance" and urged her fans to "question authority".
"Not everyone likes my work.
Christian groups have alleged the books promote witchcraft. My revelation about Dumbledore would give them one more reason."