"I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy"

More Harry Potter news? It seems that J. K. Rowling has not yet ended the revelations about the Potterverse. The big news from this weekend is that Ablus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts and infamous narrator of the denouements of books 1-7, is a homosexual.

What does it mean for a fictional character to be gay? And what does it mean that Ms. Rowling never mentions Dumbledore’s sexuality in the books? What difference does it make to the telling of the story? It clears up a little about the background information in book 7, but does it truly make her books a “prolonged argument for tolerance,” as she says?


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