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    Dumbledore is gay

    J.K. Rowling has outed one of the main characters of her best-selling Harry Potter series, telling fans in New York that the wizard Albus Dumbledore, head of Hogwarts school, is gay.
    Speaking at Carnegie Hall on Friday night in her first U.S. tour in seven years, Rowling confirmed what some fans had always suspected -- that she "always thought Dumbledore was gay," reported entertainment Web site E! Online.
    Rowling 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.
    That love, she said, was Dumbledore's "great tragedy."
    "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," she said.
    The audience reportedly fell silent after the admission -- then erupted into applause.
    Rowling, 42, said if she had known that would be the response, she would have revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier.
    Fans on the top Potter fan site TheLeakyCauldron.org (http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org) were divided on the news, some uncertain Rowling wasn't going to backtrack on the announcement, others saying it was unnecessary, and some welcoming the extra information on Dumbledore.
    "This is even more awesome because it adds another layer to Dumbledore's character, which is already so rich and complicated. I hope he got over Grindlevald (sic) and fell in love again," wrote Amanda.
    Rowling said she had read through a script for the movie adaptation of the sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and corrected a passage in which Dumbledore was reminiscing about past loves by crossing it out and scrawling "Dumbledore is gay" over it.

    JK Rowling says wizard Dumbledore is gay

    Reuters, Updated: 2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21387340/

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    Hmm, interesting. Having read all of the book multiple times, I can actually see that being the case....
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    Well, I have never seen him fraternizing with any females and Rowling's disclosure would confirm the reason why! Plus, that fact really does not affect the stories what-so-ever, in my opinion.
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    Details coming out in the next Harry Potter book: Harry Peter and the Sorcerer's Bone!

    Brad already pre-ordered his!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Details coming out in the next Harry Potter book: Harry Peter and the Sorcerer's Bone!

    Brad already pre-ordered his!

    I just sprayed coffee all over the nice flat screen monitor at our PD.


    In all honestly though, who cares? It is a fictional character. Rowling did it for the ratings and media only. Sad, sorry ass marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Details coming out in the next Harry Potter book: Harry Peter and the Sorcerer's Bone!

    Brad already pre-ordered his!
    Glad Jim found it funny. Asshole. Where can I get a copy of this book?

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    haven't watched any of the movies or read any of the books. Never intended to before and don't intend to now.
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    Still love the books, and the movies continue to do justice to the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Details coming out in the next Harry Potter book: Harry Peter and the Sorcerer's Bone!

    Brad already pre-ordered his!
    :

    fwiw, i think Rowling is either trying to pander to the gay community, maybe open up sales a bit, or just talking out of her ass.

    if he wasn't openly gay in any of the books, why reveal it after the fact?

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    Who cares if the character Dumbledor is gay or not? Everyone knows the real gay story is Daniel Radcliffe, the guy who plays Harry Potter in the movies...

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    I wonder if the guy who plays Dumbledore will affect a lisp in the newest movies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    I wonder if the guy who plays Dumbledore will affect a lisp in the newest movies?
    I don't know, but I'm sure he'll be Fab-u-lussss!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
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    fwiw, i think Rowling is either trying to pander to the gay community, maybe open up sales a bit, or just talking out of her ass.

    if he wasn't openly gay in any of the books, why reveal it after the fact?
    Because one of the screenplay writers was trying to add in a small substory of Dumbledore having had a romantic relationship with a woman when he was younger, which he wouldn't have done.

    It's her character, if she says she wrote him as gay, then he's gay. Let's face it, she didn't really need to open up sales, did she?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Let's face it, she didn't really need to open up sales, did she?
    you'd think not, but you never know.

    I never detected even a hint of it, and i've been thru the books more times than i can count.

    doesn't matter to me either way, but i honestly think shes playing up for publicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    J.K. Rowling "always thought Dumbledore was gay,"
    So let me get this straight. The author is kicking a character because she just confirmed he was gay? Isn't this a character she created? Does anyone else see the psychological problem here or is it just me? I've heard folks treat these characters as if they are actually real. I wonder if she is a "professional" wrestling fan too?
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