Dumbledore out of the closet
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, forgetting that the cardinal rule of authorship is to let one's work speak for itself, told an audience at Carnegie Hall that Dumbledore was gay. According to CNN, when Rowling was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love," she replied "Dumbledore is gay," to gasps and applause.
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."Poor Prof. McGonagle. I had long hoped that she and Dumbledore were secret paramours, or at the very least, "friends with benefits." Am I the only one who wanted these two to get together?
And why pin down his sexuality at all? I would think that a man of Dumbledore's vast experience, great wisdom, elevated consciousness and his belief in the supremacy of love could easily be bi- or ambi- or poly-sexual. He could be the Henry Miller of Hogwarts!
(Although, now that I think about it, given Albus's helpless attraction to power, perhaps there was a bit of dominance and submission going on in the Hogwarts's dungeons?)
And what of his relationship with Snape? All along, while Snape longed for Lily, did Dumbledore desire Snape (and if so, why didn't he make him do something about his hair?).
Questions, questions, running through the mind of the concerned young adult today..." -- Frank Zappa.