The Associated Press reports that JK Rowling made a surprise revelation in New York this week when asked by a fan at a signing if Dumbledore every finds "true
"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and
She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival
Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between
good and bad wizards. "Falling in love can blind us to an
extent," Rowling said of Dumbledore’s feelings, adding that
Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down."
Dumbledore’s love, she observed, was his "great tragedy."
"Oh, my god," Rowling concluded with a laugh, "the fan