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Dumbledore is Gay!

Dumbledore is Gay!

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling outed Hotwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore at last night’s talk at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

A young fan asked during the Q&A if Dumbledore finds true love and Rowling responded, “Dumbledore is gay.”

The audience gasped, some burst into applause, others gave a standing ovation.

Added Rowling, “Dumbledore fell in love with rival Gellert Grindelwald… Don’t forget, falling in love can blind us. [He] was very drawn to this brilliant person. This was Dumbledore‘s great tragedy… In fact, recently I was in a script read through for the sixth film, and they had Dumbledore saying a line to Harry early in the script saying I knew a girl once, whose hair… [laughter]. I had to write a little note in the margin and slide it along to the scriptwriter, “Dumbledore‘s gay!” [laughter] If I’d known it would make you so happy, I would have announced it years ago!”

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109 Responses to “Dumbledore is Gay!”

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  1. 1
    a MIGHTY HEART Says:

    J.K made more revelations about the Harry Potter characters here:

  2. 2
    Really? Says:

    Wow! I would have never imagined

  3. 3
    Tugba Says:

    o gosh..interesting..

  4. 4 Says:



  5. 5
    Spirit Says:

    Never imagined either! But, I am applauding too!

  6. 6
    lola Says:

    oooook :s

  7. 7
    June Says:

    Thanks Jared, I love the Harry Potter seires!

  8. 8
    sanam Says:

    OMG! this better be a joke no offence to anyone that is gay but i really dont want to picture dumbledore gay and in love with his worst enemy!

  9. 9
    fer Says:


  10. 10
    Nanea Says:

    @ #8: Did it ever occur to you that it’s not about what you want but what Joanne Rowling wanted?
    People like you make me sick!

    And I’m happy to hear that JKR helped Dumbledore out of the closet!

  11. 11
    Diana Says:

    She meant gay as in happy.

    I know, not really, but at least he out of the closet!

  12. 12
    Jane Doe Says:

    Does it matter? Why is there a desperate need to make everything politically correct? It’s a series about wizrds for goodness sake. The characters aren’t in need of a sexual preference.

  13. 13
    troy Says:

    Really what was the point of her saying that now? I mean I don’t really care and it change my love for the series one bit but what’s the point?

  14. 14
    May Says:

    interesting thought, 12.

  15. 15
    erin Says:

    Somebody asked, and she answered.

    Thank you Jared! This totally made my day, I love Dumbledore so much and this only increased how much. I don’t think anyone ever thought that Dumbledore was gay. That’s so fantastic.

  16. 16
    black Says:

    Oh I knew it was just a matter of time before you would post it as well Jared.

    But hell……I was- or better – still am SHOCKED.

    At first I thougth I had a drink too much, then I thought it was a joke,(oh how I´d wanted it to be a joke…), and finally after reading it for the fifth time- and searching it up- I really believed it.

    And on top of it all he was smitten with Gellart?!


    I think he may as well be the most popular man on this planet being outed ;) what does this tell you?

    Really now….I have to get used to this. But Dumbledor is no doubt my all time favorite.

    Reading the books again will be a hellova fun!

  17. 17
    jessica Says:

    hahahah wow
    that made me laugh

  18. 18
    From the block Says:

    Why standing ovation? Whats the big deal?

  19. 19
    haruhi suzumiya Says:

    haha I can’t believe people get so worked up over a fictional character’s sexuality.

  20. 20
    Amy Says:

    It upsets me. I think it colours all of his relationships from there on out (Harry, Snape, were there other motives in his treatment now that he could have been attracted to them?) and it turns some people, who were excited about the Christian parallels in the series, away. I just think, even if she wrote it that way, she didn’t need to tell us. It’s sort of the easy way out of explaining Dumbledore’s romantic life. I was much more satisfied with the “he’s intellectually above everyone else and it makes it hard to find companionship” answer.

  21. 21
    cala Says:

    Why am i upset? :( Maybe i’m just shocked.

  22. 22
    luísa Says:

    Was she drunk when she said that?
    Dumbledore is gay oh my god!

  23. 23
    Miss Vex Says:

    I know he is a fictional character but I’m also upset about this. :(

  24. 24
    Yay Says:

    I’M GONNA MEET JK ROWLING ON OCTOBER 23! I’m so excited, I’m gonna ask her when did she decidedumbledore is gay, I can’t wait!

  25. 25
    Dancer Says:

    I think this is great! She wrote the books for kids and she probably knows that at least 10 percent of the population is gay, probably more–so she created a role model for kids that is strong and pure and good and gay. Go JKR!

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