Witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, and... homosexuality?
HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has confirmed what fans have long suspected - the principal of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, is indeed gay.
Rowling outed the headmaster at a sell-out appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York. After a brief reading from the final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling took questions from the audience.
When a young fan asked if Dumbledore would find "true love", Rowling answered: "Dumbledore is gay".
The outing was greeted with gasps, then applause from the crowd, the Associated Press has reported.
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