Monday 25 November UK News feed. If you thought the twists and turns of the Harry Potter series ended with the closing of the final book, think again. Harry Pottermania. The author told an audience in New York that the wizard Albus Dumbledore, head of Hogwarts school, is gay. Speaking at Carnegie Hall on Friday night, Rowling confirmed what some fans had always suspected - that she "always thought Dumbledore was gay". Responding to a question from the audience, she said Dumbledore fell in love with the charming wizard Gellert Grindelwald but when Grindelwald turned out to be more interested in the dark arts than good, Dumbledore was "terribly let down" and went on to destroy his rival.
JK Rowling says her favourite Harry Potter character is GAY – Guess who it is?
JK Rowling reveals Dumbledore is gay - Telegraph
Rowling revealed that Dumbledore had an "incredibly intense" "love" relationship with Grindelwald, adding that she believes that "there is a sexual dimension to this relationship. Here's how the author described their relationship in the interview:. Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship.
JK Rowling's brilliant response to fan who asked 'why is Dumbledore gay?'
She never lies and she just said Dumbledore is gay to an entire press conference. It makes sense if you think about it but this is gonna not go well with religious groups and anti-homisexual people. This may have jepordized her position as one of the world's greatest writers. Dumbledore is actually the one character that held the entire plot and story together.
Rowling gave more background into why Dumbledore and Grindelwald's relationship is "key" to understanding the beloved future Hogwarts headmaster. Rowling went on to give fans more insight into the ambiguous dynamic of these two characters, who are enemies in "Crimes of Grindelwald" but had been close friends and co-conspirators as teenagers. Dumbledore met Grindelwald in the summer following his graduation from Hogwarts, just after the death of his mother.