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go fk yourself 2013. NBz
December 2013. (College is almost over, I did a drawing!)
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Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~
Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.
Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.
And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’.
It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).
The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one cares that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
HOWEVER, most of the other characters’ straightness is mentioned and/or alluded to throughout the series…
Years later when my future children read these books they probably won’t go searching threw the interwebz looking for old interviews from J.K. and thus will NEVER realize that he is gay.
THAT’S why I have a problem with this.
All JKR had to do was in Deathly Hallows when Harry was in Limbo have Harry say “you loved him didn’t you Professor?” And have Dumbledore nod after telling the story about Grindelwald.
Dudes, what the fuck. It might be my straight-vision (god forgive me for my SICK CIS GENDERED NATURE) but it was fucking irrelevant that Dumbledore even had a penis. So his orientation was irrelevant. Hell, even if it were real life, perhaps no one would have known, but there are plenty of people who associate with a sexual orientation who are very secretive about their sexual desires, or have little or none, and no need to talk about their attractions to any particular sex. We can’t actually tell JK’s intent in making him gay, but it could have been relevant in the story at one point, and then the story took a turn and completely avoided (almost completely, anyway) his sexual orientation, so it’s not really a copout. Like shit, did you ever wonder if Horton from “Horton Hears a Who” was gay? He could be gay. Dr.Seuss could reveal that Horton is not only gay, but he’s also a transvestite and dresses up in female people-clothes in his free time and people wouldn’t be blowing this shit up. Granted, that’s ridiculous as fuck, but still it’s like here was my reaction.
Dumbledore was gay.
Oh. Well that’s some pointless shit, but alright. I’m glad he wasn’t presented as an obnoxious, sassy gay man then.
Don’t be frontin’. It’s transparent. (Don’t be frontin’)