Passion and Potter

I can’t say I’m shocked, considering how often he liked to invite young Harry to his office, alone:

Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall.

After reading briefly from the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds “true love.”

“Dumbledore is gay,” the author responded to gasps and applause.

Even so, it’s probably just as well that she left out the scenes where Dumbledore is rubbing Harry’s shoulders and asking him if he ever feels lonely and in need of a friend at Hogwarts.