Shock, Horror: Gay People Look Like ...People!
Author: Luna Berckmoes
Thursday 26th of March 2015 04:31:54 PM

I'm pretty sure that deep down, we're all fans of Harry Potter. Some people more than others, of course. I have seen the movies, but a lot of people have also read the books (one day I will read them, I promise!) or even went to visit the ‘wizarding world of Harry Potter', which is a Theme Park. In 2007, J.K.Rowling revealed to her fans that Hogwarts' headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, was gay. People were intrigued. A few days ago, a fan said something really strange on Twitter, to which J.K. Rowling had a witty answer.

A fan tweeted to the author of the Harry Potter books, saying "Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is gay because I can't see him in that way", to which J.K. Rowling responded "Maybe because gay people just look like ...people?". The fan reacted really well in return, tweeting "Amazing answer... Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!!!".

In 2014 another girl asked "Do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club". J.K. Rowling tweeted back, saying: "But of course!" and including a meme that read "if Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that no one should live in a closet" referring to both coming out of the closet and Harry Potter living in a closet.

I love how a famous author tries to talk with all of her fans, responding in a fun and polite manner. Obviously she's trying to make people like that one fan understand that they should change their way of thinking, that they should open up their minds. People should accept that not everyone thinks or feels the same way they do -and that we're all people.

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