Surprising secret about “Harry Potter” character

22 10 2007

DumbledoreApparently there were rumors (although I never heard them) that Albus Dumbledore, the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter novels, was gay. Lo and behold, author J.K. Rowling revealed to an audience at Carnegie Hall last Friday night that yes, the character Dumbledore is gay. Rowling went on to explain “that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards.” ( She continued by saying that Dumbledore’s love was his “great tragedy.”

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