Dumbledore is gay

ok, I know that the news came out a long time ago, but I’ve neve read the books and dont plan on it, so I need some info:

 1) I know that Rowling stated that he was gay, but when and how?
 2) who I he gay with? who is this person?
 3) explain to me the past of Dumbledore, how did this happen? wut was his past like?
 4) was this revealed in one of the books or just stated by Rowling?


Answer #1

I know she’s said that, but there’s nothing really to indicate it in the book, except maybe he doesnt have a significant other (but then again, neither do most of the characters)… or maybe his friendship with Grindelwald?

Answer #2

ok well I dont know much about it but yes he is gay…it was stated by hte author and is fact in the newest book. I haven’t read it because I dont really like harry potter but yes he is gay.

Answer #3

I can tell you that it wasn’t in the books at all. The rest is up to the mind of Rowling-she just decided to reveal this juicy bit of info, and pretty much that’s it.

Answer #4

lol, I don’t know, just comes out that way, I’m curious

Answer #5

Why is this phrased like Homework?

Answer #6

sasuke likes naruto…

Answer #7

thanks. but wut’s a boggart?

Answer #8

yeah, I heard about that, ty, but who is Grindelwald?

Answer #9

well read the books yourself they’re waaay better than the movies and you’ll learn the answers to your questions there

Answer #10

I read the book a while ago, but basically he was kind of another voldemort (I’m assuming you’ve watched the movies?)

Here’s wikis answer…

Because Dumbledore’s parents were absent (his father in Azkaban and his mother dead), Albus became the head of the family and it became his duty to put food on the table (they were not left with much gold). He was forced to remain in his house with his sister Ariana while Aberforth completed his education. Dumbledore later admitted to Harry that he felt trapped at home, and that his potential to be one of the greatest wizards of all time was wasted by being forced to care for his ill sister. Aberforth knew of his brother’s resentment and offered to care for Ariana himself, saying that she preferred him, but Albus refused by stating that it was his duty as eldest to care for the family. Soon afterward, a young Gellert Grindelwald arrived in Godric’s Hollow to live with his great-aunt, Bathilda Bagshot, author of A History of Magic. The two young men took to each other immediately, the author went so far as to say Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald. Together they dreamed of a world ruled by wizards over muggles and muggle-borns “for the greater good” by uniting the legendary Deathly Hallows.

However, Dumbledore would later reveal to Harry that he “had a few scruples” about Grindelwald’s intentions and plans. Still, he acquiesced to the future dark wizard, and believed that if they were forced to destroy a few along the way, it would still be “for the greater good”, and the sufferings and losses would be rewarded a hundredfold in the end. This scenario would never come to pass, though. A discussion between Albus, Aberforth, and Grindelwald led to a duel that resulted in Ariana’s death. For the rest of his life, Albus felt guilty, never certain whether it was his own curse or another’s that had actually killed his sister. According to the author, as a result of this incident, Albus’ boggart became Ariana’s corpse.[8] Grindelwald stormed back to Bagshot’s home and departed to begin his own rule. Meanwhile, Aberforth became enraged during Ariana’s funeral service and punched Albus in the nose, breaking it and giving it its known crooked appearance. As a result of his mistakes, he felt that he was not to be trusted with power and, because of this, never took the position of Minister of Magic, despite being offered it several times. Dumbledore returned to Hogwarts as professor of Transfiguration, and he served in recruiting students for the school.

Dumbledore finally defeated the now-Dark wizard Grindelwald, who had come to possess the Elder Wand. Grindelwald’s defeat made Dumbledore the master of the Elder Wand, which remains his wand until his death. Dumbledore regards it as the least of the three Hallows, and the only one he was fit to wield.

While speaking at Carnegie Hall, New York City on October 19, 2007, Rowling was asked by a young fan whether Dumbledore finds “true love”. Rowling said that she always thought of Dumbledore as being gay and that he had fallen in love with Grindelwald; whether Grindelwald returned his affections, Rowling did not explicitly state. That love, she said, was Dumbledore’s “great tragedy.” Rowling explains this further by elaborating on the motivations behind Dumbledore’s flirtation with the idea of racial domination: “He lost his moral compass completely when he fell in love and I think subsequently became very mistrusting of his own judgement in those matters so became quite asexual. He led a celibate and a bookish life.”

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