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 care that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
Oh, I love when people try to argue that JKR’s handling of her gay character wasn’t shitty as hell. I /love/ it. Because they argue that, in a story where the heterosexuality of the characters is continually shoved down our throats, the queer community should be content with the tiny bone thrown our way AFTER the book was published.
(did you read that shitty epilogue? Funny how the queer character gets the standard tragic ending, but hey, all those straight people get the happy ending, complete with the kids!) We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape,
LOL, “other than Snape,” whose sexuality only played a huge fucking role in the book.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.
Wow, you’re an asshole. It’s good to know for you, the options for queer characters in literature are “offensive stereotype” and “invisible.” "You people?"
Wow, you really ARE an asshole. I don’t, maybe “us people” want to actually exist with the same casualness AND OBVIOUSNESS that the straight people in the story do.
Snape never told us he was straight. Harry, Ron, Hermione and Draco never told us they were straight. YET, JKR NEVER HAD TO ANNOUNCE THEIR SEXUALITY in an interview. Because it was pretty fucking obvious to the entire world. If Dumbledore’s sexuality had been portrayed with as much respect as the straight people, JKR never would have done the same.
But she did.
Because she is a fucking coward, and if this shitty series is your idea of how to do a queer character correctly, you’re a fucking coward too. And probably a whole lot worse.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 care that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
Nobody cares because nobody fucking knows. And the end result is still another shitty “tragic” ending for the gay character while the straight people frolic off and have their epilogues full of happiness and babies. Give me the canon gay character in this book who got a goddamn happy ending, and your nonsense might actually have a point. But you can’t, because JKR made a book full of witches and wizards, but her imagination couldn’t begin to handle a universe where gay people lived happily ever after with their loves. Not so much as a solitary instance. That’s “wonderful?” If you’re a homophobic piece of shit, it is.
P.S., “The Radical Notion That Women Are People” is the title of your blog, which is hilarious and pretty standard for the type of feminist that only thinks straight, white, middle class women matter. Pro-tip: the people who have a problem with Dumbledore’s “outting” have this “radical notion that members of the LGBT community are people too,” you ignorant asshole.