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NEW YORK - Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall.

After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."

"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded 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."

Dumbledore's love, she observed, was his "great tragedy."

"Oh, my god," Rowling concluded with a laugh, "the fan fiction."

Potter readers on fan sites and elsewhere on the Internet have speculated on the sexuality of Dumbledore, noting that he has no close relationship with women and a mysterious, troubled past. And explicit scenes with Dumbledore already have appeared in fan fiction.

Rowling told the audience that while working on the planned sixth Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," she spotted a reference in the script to a girl who once was of interest to Dumbledore. A note was duly passed to director David Yates, revealing the truth about her character.

Rowling, finishing a brief "Open Book Tour" of the United States, her first tour here since 2000, also said that she regarded her Potter books as a "prolonged argument for tolerance" and urged her fans to "question authority."

Not everyone likes her work, Rowling said, likely referring to Christian groups that have alleged the books promote witchcraft. Her news about Dumbledore, she said, will give them one more reason.


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i knew he was trouble.
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Which one was he?


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[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=92284.msg1796850#msg1796850 date=1192930557]
Which one was he?
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the gay one


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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=92284.msg1796874#msg1796874 date=1192932114]
[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=92284.msg1796850#msg1796850 date=1192930557]
Which one was he?
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the gay one
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Weren't they all?


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After reading the series I had no idea he was gay.. definitely didn't come off as gay IMO.

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I agree, interesting. I didn't get that vibe off his character at all.
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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=92284.msg1799017#msg1799017 date=1193058565]
I agree, interesting. I didn't get that vibe off his character at all.
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Yea, makes me wonder if she REALLY said that or this "quote" of hers was a) taken out of context b) completely made up. I mean, sure, he COULD be gay and that's fine.. it's her character, her design. I just think it's a little weird that she's thrown this out there at this point.
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Very true, though my wife did point out to me that it was a little odd the Dumbledore wrote so many letters to Grindelwald and was so oppsesed with him. Another interesting point my wife made to me was that the teachers in their adult lives were effectively asexual. Pretty much their entire personal lives were about knowledge and fighting evil. Even Snape had given up on his infatuation with Harry's mother by his later life (well, basically).
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