posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 06:46 AM
Cool. Thanks CM.
So, on to the subject at hand, likewise, I never got from the series that DD was gay. And, maybe things are different in Britain, but I'd thought
that with about a third of my friends being gay or bi, I'd have spotted at least one tell about Dumbledore. But I didn't. Not once.
Personally I think it was probably a late-game publicity stunt by Rowling to get a third wave of readers, and maybe get one of her characters to
become a pop icon in the gay community (a still largely untapped market) that could sell some more Harry Potter merch. If she really wanted to make a
statement about equal treatment, etc, she might have done a better job by making it clear from the outset, or at least less like just arbitrarily
picking a character and proclaiming him gay. I mean, as it stands, she could have just as easily have picked Voldemort, or Hagrid, or Sirius Black,
after the fact and there'd be just as much in-book evidence (or rather, lack thereof).