Apparently J.K. Rowling has always considered Dumbledore to be gay.
First, the biggest revelation of the night came when Jo revealed to her audience the fact that Albus Dumbledore is gay and had fallen in love with fellow wizard and friend, Gellert Grindelwald. This elicited a huge reaction and prolonged ovation. So much so, it promoted Jo to say:
“If I had known this would have made you this happy, I would have told you years ago.”
Controversial. I love it. But then again this is 2007 and I really hope that one day stuff like this won’t be big news - rather so normal most people would find it boring, however, I don’t think we’re quite there yet.