Dumbledore Was Gay?!!!

May 17, 2009 at 09:41 Leave a comment

Albus Dumbledore

Image from Wiki

Call me slow, but I haven’t been checking out Harry Potter sites for a while. I discovered the fact on Wiki, and almost laughed out loud in the office.

It’s just that I never even thought of Albus Dumbledore as having a sex life. Yes, part of this is me making the crass mistake of equating sex with youth. However, most of the incredulity stems from unexpectedness. I would have reacted the same way if it had been Gandalf.

Or Saruman. Hahahahaha.

Oops, better check that out before I laugh… OK, I’m good. Hahahahaha.

Despite critics who denounce this aspect as child-corrupting and anti-Christian, I must say that my first reaction (after laughing) is admiration for JK Rowling’s detailed character development. Trust her to have thought of that.

It does make contextual sense for Dumbledore to have fallen in love with Grindelwald. From an interview:

“He lost his moral compass completely when he fell in love and I think subsequently became very mistrusting of his own judgment in those matters so became quite asexual. He led a celibate and bookish life.”

That’s very clever, and shows understanding of human nature. It was also brave… however, by the time Ms. Rowling declared the fact, HP was already irrevocably well-received, and such controversy would only have increased publicity.

Isn’t ‘gay’ a terrible word for homosexuality?

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Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
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Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
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Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
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The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
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