Saturday, October 20, 2007

J.K. Rowling Outs Dumbledore

Dumbledore is Gay

Jo Rowling outed Prof. Dumbledore while speaking Friday night at Carnegie Hall. She was taking audience questions when a fan asked if the rumors about the Hogwarts' Headmaster were true. Yes, she said, Albus Dumbledore is gay.

This is not something she just came up with in response to speculations in the fanfic, where the "Dumbledore is gay" storyline abounds. Back when the Half-Blood Prince movie was being made, she deleted a writer's reference in the script to a female love interest for Dumbledore.

This revelation will no doubt upset the Fundies all over again, which is always a good thing.

More than that, though, Rowling has always said she hopes the Harry Potter story will teach kids to question authority. Teaching tolerance is a nice touch.

Good show, Ms. Rowling, good show.