J. K. Rowling – Dumbledore is Gay


“Dumbledore is gay,” J.K. Rowling told a packed crowd at Carnegie Hall yesterday.


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, Rowling said, was his “great tragedy.”

Rowling regards her Potter books as a “prolonged argument for tolerance” and urges her fans to “question authority.”


Christian and conserative groups have alleged her books promote witchcraft.  Her news about Dumbledore, she said, will give them one more reason to not like her books.




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On a personal note:  When I heard Rowling use the words, “a prolonged argument for tolerance,” I liked the sound of that.

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8 thoughts on “J. K. Rowling – Dumbledore is Gay

  1. I respect and admire J.K. Rowling, though I do have a problem with using “tolerance.” To me, it implies that there is something wrong with being queer. One tolerates obnoxious middle school students, not another person queer identity. I would argue for recognition and possibly acceptance, rather than a tolerance for my life/style. This is not at all to say that J.K. Rowling isn’t a kind and conscientious woman, who has produced some incredible books that I’ll read to my kids.


    • don’t be daft. maybe tolerance isn’t the best choice of words, but you can be sure she means it in the way you mean recognition and acceptance. it’s the same word that was used during the civil rights movement. i don’t think anyone heard her use the words tolerance and assumed she thinks homosexuals are an annoyance to merely be tolerated. you’re just reading too much into the word choice.


  2. J.K Rowling is an inspirational writer for generations to come. I appreciate the fact that Rowling had the gulls to come right out and be so bold.


  3. actually on her site she recently posted that he is NOT gay she meant that some people think he is gay (her website), and the conference it talks about above – she was talking about friendship not gayness….


  4. i love JK rowling and all Harry Potter books. I’m obsessed with them and have read them all numerous times. I, however, was angry at one of JK Rowling’s comments above. I am a Christian and Conservative, and I love her books. They are fantastic. There are some groups in each of the said categories that don’t tolerate bisexuals, but i’m not one of them. I think you can interpret things your own way, and people who hate bisexuals have taken things too far. But to say that every one of us, Christians or Conservatives, will not like her books for this reason is wrong, and personally, I’m a tad offended.


  5. i cannot put into words how much i love the harry potter books i read them through over and over again and stay up well past midnight reading them once i pick it up i cannot put it down it is acreative work of genious!
    i am extremely upset that harry potter books have finishrd but cannot wait for the newest film!luv ya harry potter and if by chance the one and only j.k rowling reads this I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!


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