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Sexual orientation describes a pattern of emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to men, women, both genders, neither gender, or another gender. The four main categories are heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality. While an individual’s sexual orientation along with one’s gender, religion and racial denomination can often be a target of discrimination in the Muggle world, wizards tend to place discrimination on blood purity. Because of this, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is considered a "safe place" for LGBT individuals.
Known LGBT individuals
Behind the scenes
- Dumbledore, along with being gay, was also revealed to be asexual in his later life, which is the lack of sexual attraction. J. K. Rowling explained that he became so after realising that his love for Grindelwald had compromised his sense of right and wrong. As she put it: "He lost his moral compass completely when he fell in love and I think subsequently became very mistrusting of his own judgement in those matters so became quite asexual. He led a celibate and bookish life."
- In J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, J. K. Rowling was asked if Charlie Weasley was gay, to which she jokingly, and respectfully responded that he was not, just, "He's more interested in dragons than women."
- David Thewlis has said that Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron told him to portray Remus Lupin as a "gay junkie".
- J.K. Rowling has said that she intended for Seamus and Dean to be a couple in the books, but never wrote about it, as she was afraid it would distract from the main characters. Therefore, Dean and Seamus in a romantic relationship (referred to by their ship name "Deamus" by fans) should be considered canon.
Notes and references
- ↑ Sexual orientation on Wikipedia
- ↑ PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one. PotterCast #130, 17 December 2007
- ↑ @jk_rowling on Twitter
- ↑ J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) on Twitter: .@claraoswiin But of course. http://t.co/Galu47MT4X
- ↑ J. K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall Reveals Dumbledore is Gay; Neville Marries Hannah Abbott, and Much More
- ↑ New J. K. Rowling Interview: Confirms Working on "Scottish Book", Reflects on Dumbledore, Homophobia, Fundamentalism, Future Writing Projects and More
- ↑ Every So Often, Remus Lupin Is Gay