So today we have learnt that Dumbledore is gay.
Peter Tatchall rejoices: ‘It’s good that children’s literature includes the reality of gay people, since we exist in every society.’
But now, I find myself in a dilemma.
I would have no issue with Dumbledore being gay.
I can even see the line of thought that says that his evil rival was his true love.
But given the several thousand pages Rowling had to play out her cards, is she really allowed to be so explicit now?
Surely we may suspect that Dumbledore is gay, we may be right in our supposing, but we cannot say that he is given his utter silence on the matter for so many centuries (of pages, you understand).
Now, as for whether he is really Piskie…