Now Dumbledore Is Not Gay Enough For Gay Harry Potter Fans
Donna Gays, Dumbledore Not Gay Enough? - Don't Get Me Started!
Well, it was bound to happen; mere moments after J.K. Rowling "outed" main wizard, Dumbledore at her Carnegie Hall performance last Friday the gays were all over it. If you read my blog yesterday you'll know that I was really more concerned about the fact that once again my Gaydar hadn't gone off when reading ALL the Harry Potter books. But apparently some of my fellow gays just feel that Dumbledore should have mentioned in one of the seven books that he was indeed gay and because he didn't they're all fluffed up about it. Now pals of mine when someone gets all riled used to say, "Simmer Down" then it evolved to "Donna Simmer" until finally it just became, "Donna." (yes, feel free to use it) So I say, "Donna gays, Dumbledore, not gay enough?" - Don't Get Me Started!
An article I read this morning about this topic went on and on about how in seven books you would think that it would have come up either by Dumbledore's own admission or being outed by some other character like, I don't know, Perez Weasley? The author even suggested that the most dramatic way for the reveal would have been if on his deathbed Dumbledore had told the world while he was dying that he was gay. Well, on my deathbed, I intend to be talking about something other than the fact I'm gay. I'll probably be talking about how Ann Miller is coming for me and teaching me how to do nerve taps, sensational kicks and turns. (Cross your fingers, let's hope that's who they send to "cross me over")
Sure, who doesn't like to see themselves or a part of themselves in the books they read? But as far as saying that the Potter gang went through pimples to marriage in the series and we could have used Dumbledore being a bit gayer to me is like saying we needed to have a chapter where Hermione went for a Pap smear. Excuse me, these are fantasy characters and I don't want to hear about them taking a shit or really even having sex.
My take on it is that we should all be delighted that J.K. Rowling is evolved enough to have written a major character that we have found out is gay and MOVE ON. I don't need to hear all the Monday morning quartergaying saying that the reason Dumbledore never mentioned he was gay is because he is filled with self-loathing. (According to Rowling, the only relationship he had was when he was young and the other wizard went over to the dark side.) Speaking of the dark side, the article I read talked about C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars being an old couple of queens (although they stated that R2D2 was a butch lesbian so I don't get how they could really be a couple but that is beside the point). The author of the article then goes on to ask how could Dumbledore be gay and not have had sex in something like 115 years? And wouldn't that make Dumbledore seem like a priest or something and make you feel all oogly about his doting on Harry?
Well as far as this gay is concerned, I'm just fine as can be with Dumbledore being gay and having never talked about it. Does that make me less of a gay? I think not. And all the "outing" craze frankly bores me. Maybe had Snape been more like Isaiah Washington, we would have found out about Dumbledore. Or maybe if he'd been in a boy band we would have had a splashy outing or maybe, just maybe, Dumbledore was like a lot of us, fine with his sexuality but didn't need a rainbow colored wand to prove it. And again I say, "Donna gays, Dumbledore, not gay enough?" - Don't Get Me Started!
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