Harry Potter author outs wizard as "gay".Professor Albus Dumbledore Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character within the Harry Potter series written by British author J. K. Rowling. He is the headmaster of the fictional wizarding school Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the majority of the series and , the wise wizard and headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry wiz·ard·ry
n. pl. wiz·ard·ries
1. The art, skill, or practice of a wizard; sorcery.
a. A power or effect that appears magical by its capacity to transform: , has become a hero to millions of fans of the Harry Potter books and films. So when British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the hugely popular Harry Potter series, informed an audience on October 19 at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall
Concert hall in New York, N.Y., U.S. It was endowed by the industrialist Andrew Carnegie at the insistence of the conductor Walter Damrosch (1862–1950). in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. that she had always viewed her fictional character Dumbledore as being homosexual, a firestorm of controversy erupted. Many of her readers were naturally shocked since they had not detected any "gayness" in Dumbledore. Also not surprising, liberal and openly homosexual media commentators celebrated the "outing" as a major milestone event. "Dumbledore may now be the world's most famous gay children's character," said the homosexual publication The Advocate.
"Jo Rowling calling any Harry Potter character gay would make wonderful strides in tolerance toward homosexuality," Melissa Anelli, Webmaster of the fan site http://www.the-leakycauldron.org, told the Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
Associated Press (AP)
Cooperative news agency, the oldest and largest in the U.S. and long the largest in the world. . "By dubbing someone so respected, so talented, and so kind as someone who just happens to be also homosexual, she's reinforcing the idea that a person's gayness is not something of which they should be ashamed."