Dumbledore Queer As Three Dollar Bill

In a somewhat surprising revelation JK Rowling has revealed Albus Dumbledore was gay. I laughed when I first heard it, thinking it was a joke. Then I thought “that’s great” because it’ll perhaps bring a bit more tolerance to those intolerant twits who think being gay is an issue. Then I asked, “why is she bringing it up now?”

Excerpts from the AP newswire reports: Author J.K. Rowling has confirmed Hogwart’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay. “If I had known this would have made you so happy, I would have told you years ago,” Rowling told a full house of fans at New York’s Carnegie Hall Friday. Rowling said she slipped movie director David Yates a note about Dumbledore’s sexuality after she noticed a reference to a girl in Dumbledore’s past during the making of the sixth Potter film.

Yeah, okay, he’s gay. That’s up there in importance with eye colour in the big scheme of things. In the small scheme it’s pretty significant that it’s out there because it will force her readers to think about that fact now. And, to those who hate her books for religious grounds, it’s just one more reason for them to add to their list.

I don’t know what to think of this really. I don’t care if he’s an arse pirate or not. He certainly wasn’t after Harry’s at any rate. I am bemused, to be sure. But, I think this was significant somehow, but damned if I know why.

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