Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Dumbledore is gay – and I’m happy.

Yup, knew it, knew it, knew it! But it has now been confirmed. 

 Extract from an article from The Associated Press:

After reading briefly from the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, [J. K. Rowling] took questions from audience members. She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds “true love.” “Dumbledore is gay,” the author responded to gasps and applause. She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. “Falling in love can blind us to an extent,” Rowling said of Dumbledore’s feelings, adding that Dumbledore was “horribly, terribly let down.” Dumbledore’s love, she observed, was his “great tragedy.”

Well, that’s just made my day.

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October 20, 2007 - Posted by | Life, etc.

7 Comments »

  1. Oh, Avril, you have just made my day! Woo-hoo! Something to like about this whole blasted Harry Potter franchise at long last!

    Comment by BB | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  2. How could you? “Whole blasted Harry Potter franchise” indeed! It was reading the lastest Harry Potter books that got me through the 2000 and 2003 UCA Assemblies!

    But, otherwise, despite your appalling taste, I’m glad to have made your day.

    Comment by Avril | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  3. And, she overrode the screenwriters who wanted to make him straight in the films!
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/21/2065195.htm?section=entertainment

    Comment by Olivia | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  4. Who decides which books get press (Gay-promoting Harry Potter) and which get censored? After all, censorship is becoming America’s favorite past-time. The US gov’t (and their corporate friends), already detain protesters, ban books like “America Deceived” from Amazon and Wikipedia, shut down Imus and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings. Free Speech forever (especially for books).
    Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
    America Deceived (book)

    Comment by Karl D | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  5. How could I – easily: by having a wife who thinks Harry Potter is the best thing sinced sliced bread! ;0)

    I think Ursula le Guin’s Earthsea cycle was far superior: for my reasons why (caution, blatant plug approaching!) check my blog at http://comfycouchconfessions.blogspot.com/2007/10/true-power-of-magic.html

    Comment by BB | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  6. I thought you might like to know that you can now buy a Dumbledore Pride tshirt.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/10/22/dumbledore-pride-tee.html

    Comment by Liah | October 23, 2007 | Reply

  7. I wish we lived in a world were we didn’t feel the need to react to a character being ‘outed’. But I recognise that while we do live in such a homophobic environment that these reactions will happen.

    Comment by Pete | October 26, 2007 | Reply


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