Heh. Jo Rowling has revealed that Dumbledore is gay. I’m so pleased! I’ve thought so for a long time, but wasn’t sure she’d be bold enough to actually come right out and say it. Two pieces of evidence: (1) HBP, page 263,* and (2) this interview, in which JKR said Dumbledore has never had an equal or a partner.
Dumbledore being gay explains a lot about why he was so willingly blind to Grindelwald’s evils (young Gellert was quite good-looking, you remember), and also why he has no problem being such a maverick — he’s already isolated from most of the wizarding community; why not take it a step further?
Hmm… I’ve also suspected McGonagall and Sprout (or is it Pomfrey? I want to say Sprout, but as I type it, it seems wrong) have a thing for each other, but I don’t know if that will ever be substantiated! 🙂
*”This younger Albus Dumbledore’s long hair and beard were auburn. Having reached their side of the street, he strode off along the pavement, drawing many curious glances due to the flamboyantly cut suit of plum velvet that he was wearing.
‘Nice suit, sir,’ said Harry, before he could stop himself, but Dumbledore merely chuckled.”
He does seem like the sort of man who’d pay attention to nicely cut clothes. 🙂 Observant, you know!
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