She took audience questions and was asked if Dumbledore found "true love". The audience gasped, then applauded. Rowling said her books are a "prolonged argument for tolerance" Fan sites have long speculated on Dumbledore's sexuality as he was known for having a mysterious, troubled past. Rowling told the audience that while working on the planned sixth Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she saw the script carried a reference to a girl who was once of interest to Dumbledore. She said she ensured director David Yates was made aware of the truth about her character. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell welcomed the news about Dumbledore and said: "It's good that children's literature includes the reality of gay people, since we exist in every society.
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If you've been anywhere near Twitter in the past 24 hours, you've likely heard about J. Rowling's latest Fantastic Beasts comments — the ones where she described, in a DVD feature for The Crimes of Grindelwald , the "incredibly intense" "love" relationship Dumbledore shared with his rival. In the hours since the interview gained traction, there were a number of tweets about Rowling's remarks that went viral. And quite a few of them highlighted the difference between the Harry Potter author's words and what is featured in the Fantastic Beasts movies themselves. Snider EricDSnider March 16, Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, featured in the second instalment in the five-part Fantastic Beasts franchise.
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While there are many great things about Harry Potter , it falls short in the queer department. So here are the Harry Potter characters, ranked by lesbianism. Wingardium LEZiosa!
Fans have known for years that Albus Dumbledore was gay. What has gone mostly unnoticed, however, is how queer the series as a whole could be. It's hardly surprising for a series that started with a boy living in a closet, about to learn something life-changing about his identity.