JK Rowling has revealed Harry Potter’s world is a good place to be LGBTI.
The British author was asked a question by a Twitter fan who asked if there was a variety of people at Hogwarts, including gay students.
‘Do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club,’ they said.
‘It’s safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it’s a safe place for LGBT students.’
Rowling said ‘Of course’, and then linked to a picture which read: ‘If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.’
But would the LGBT club have had a leader in the figure of its gay headteacher, Albus Dumbledore?
Rowling revealed Dumbledore’s sexuality after all seven books were published, although there were hints throughout the novels.
‘Dumbledore is gay,’ she said, adding he was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald who he beat in a battle between good and bad wizards long ago.
‘I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy.’