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ICYMI: This is a beautiful Twitter exchange between author J.K. Rowling and a follower. During a Twitter Q&A about the books, a reader asked, “Do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts?…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 replied with a rainbow-colored meme graphic that reads “If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet,” along with the words, “But of course.” Magical. (via NewNowNext)

for avoidance of doubt

what did not happen:

JK Rowling: HOGWARTS IS A PERFECTLY REPRESENTATIVE PLURALITY WITH HIGHLY VISIBLE MEMBERS OF EVERY MARGINALISED GROUP IN BRITAIN, NEVER CRITICISE ME, LOOK, A JEW, BE GRATEFUL

what did happen:

someone on twitter: hey, are there any Jewish wizards at Hogwarts?

JK Rowling: Uh, yeah, dude, the guy named ‘Goldstein’.