Blogwarts is shocked and stunned by the latest news, straight from the mouth of JK Rowling, that Albus Dumbledore is gay.
I don’t think “what” he was would have crossed most people’s minds at all, so to have it declared publicly is very surprising. However, it does rationalise why Dumbledore was friends with someone who was a sociopath.
Rowling revealed the twist at a reading at Carnegie Hall, New York, after which she invited questions from the audience. A young fan, who had no idea what she was starting, asked if Dumbledore had found true love and was answered with, “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay.”
Was Rowling just fed up with being asked about Dumbledore? Very possibly, but she clarified that the great wizard’s love was for Gellert Grindelwald, his ambitious childhood friend.
Now I see that Dumbledore’s “Love, Harry,” line in The Philosopher’s Stone makes all kinds of sense. Except that it doesn’t really, because it was love that blinded Dumbledore to dangerous leanings of a wicked wizard and led to the death of Dumbledore’s sister and eventually the battle for the Elder Wad, er, I mean Wand.