No, I’m not bashing gays. I’m not bashing gay wizards either.
I am bashing writers who think having mysterious, questionably gay characters in children’s books does anything for plot or storyline whatsoever.
So Albus Dumbledore is gay. I don’t care, but I didn’t need to know that. Neither did anybody else really. It doesn’t do anything for the story except confuse it. This doesn’t fill in the blanks for me. Dumbldore being gay isn’t exactly the same as finding out how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader.
What is an official announcement by J.K. Rowling that Dumbledore is gay going to do for gay people? Or wizards for that matter? Will it make more people feel more comfortable about being gay because an imaginary wizard who is the head master of a school for witches has been finally outed? Will it open more doors for gay wizards in business?
I’m thinking no. To the contary, I think it actually reinforces the whole gay = fairy stereotype.
Now if Hagrad was gay, that’d be a different story.