Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Amazed by the warm reaction of the audience, Rowling, on her first US tour in seven years, joked: Programmer, husband, father, singer, guitarist, tinkerer, reverse engineer, strange, and living in New Jersey. Millions of fans around the world were yesterday digesting the news that one of the main characters in the Harry Potter novels, Albus Dumbledore, is gay. About Archive About Me.
The audience reportedly fell silent after the revelation before erupting into applause.
JK Rowling says wizard Dumbledore is gay
Believe it, or notEducation. Speaking at Carnegie Hall on Friday night, Rowling confirmed what some fans had always suspected - that she "always thought Dumbledore was gay". I have asked myself what I wish I had known at my own graduation, and what important lessons I have learned in the 21 years that have expired between that day and this. The giddy delights of becoming a gay wizard. Responding to a question from the audience, she said Dumbledore fell in love with the charming wizard Gellert Grindelwald but when Grindelwald turned out to be more interested in the dark arts than good, Dumbledore was "terribly let down" and went on to destroy his rival.
This sets the tone for her speech right away: An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. Millions of fans around the world were yesterday digesting the news that one of the main characters in the Harry Potter novels, Albus Dumbledore, is gay.