J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore Is Gay!

I can only imagine how this is going to go over with the ridiculously conservative parents who think that Harry Potter promotes witchcraft and should not be permitted in schools. I feel a shitstorm coming on.

According to Newsweek, the author of the infamous Harry Potter books revealed that the beloved character, Albus Dumbledore is gay.

The story:
J.K. Rowling, author of the world-wide best-selling Harry Potter series, met some of her American fans Friday night and provided some surprising revelations about the fictional characters who a generation of children have come to regard as close friends.

In front of a full house of hardcore Potter fans at Carnegie Hall in New York, Rowling, sitting on the stage on a red velvet and carved wood throne, read from her seventh and final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," then took questions. One fan asked whether Albus Dumbledore, the head of the famed Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, had ever loved anyone. Rowling smiled. "Dumbledore is gay, actually," replied Rowling as the audience errupted in surprise. She added that, in her mind, Dumbledore had an unrequited love affair with Gellert Grindelwald, Voldemort's predecessor who appears in the seventh book. After several minutes of prolonged shouting and clapping from astonished fans, Rowling added. "I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy."

I'm totally stoked about this! It is beyond rare that homosexuality is integrated into anything programmed towards children, specifically cartoons or fantasy tales. Hopefully this will start the trend of normalizing homosexuality, but like I said, I can already hear the protests from the parents who don't want their kids to be confronted with those "issues" at such a young age. All I can say is: Build a bridge and get the fuck over it. :)