because dumbledores gay

I’m probably going to regret posting this, but …

I’ve seen a number of posts about how “Albus and Scorpius are only 14 in the play! They’re not old enough to know if they like boys yet! Maybe JKR has ~plans~ for them to get together later on????”

Look, I get it. Scorbus has become my secondary OTP in the past few months (Wolfstar has the #1 place in my heart forever). I love those boys, and I want them to love each other, but let’s not fool ourselves about JKR’s intent.

The bulk of the play takes place in 2020. That’s the future – the more progressive world we’re all supposed to be working towards and looking forward to. If Albus and Scorpius are old enough at 14 to know/think they might like a girl, then they are old enough to know/think they might like a boy.

JKR doesn’t ship it. Sorry, but she doesn’t. Scorose is probably the endgame she imagines. Scorbus probably wasn’t even on her radar during the writing of the play (which I don’t believe she actually had a whole lot to do with, beyond outlining and approving). The best we can hope for is for her to Dumbledore in another LGBT character or two after the fact somewhere down the line.

We need to stop making excuses for JKR’s lack of LGBT representation. She doesn’t care about us enough to represent us, and that’s just how it is. It’s fair to be angry about that, but we need to love ourselves and not keep grasping and straws and imagining that she’s sending us secret coded messages. We are an afterthought to her, at best.

  • Me: it is incredibly problematic that the only non hetero relationship in Harry Potter involved a man so traumatized by it he swore himself to a life of celibacy and the wizarding equivalent of a mid twentieth century dictator. Furthermore, it's exasperated by the fact that said wizard dictator's feelings were never made fully clear but the latest film has him take advantage of a younger man in a very intimate way, playing into the "predatory gay" stereotype. Meanwhile, with Dumbledore appearing in future films, i can't help but worry his interactions with Grindelwald will be reminiscent of the worst aspects of Hays Code much like his initial backstory was reminiscent of the worst aspects of late Victorian morality literature.
  • Also me: /also ships the hell out of Graves/Credence and Dumbledore/Grindelwald

I get that LGBTQ representation was not as important when the Harry Potter books were written. But J.K. Rowling still doesn’t include representation today. Cursed Child is the definition of queerbaiting and I bet there is going to be zero representation in Fantastic Beasts.

equalitybitch  asked:

I'm just curious about the Dumbledore being LGBTQ+ thing. Why do you find it so aggravating? I don't really see it as a major issue. Just wondering.

Dumbledore being #1 on any list of queer characters is a problem because Dumbledore being gay is not mentioned even once in all seven Harry Potter books. It’s not even strongly hinted at. It’s barely subtext. That is NOT representation and does NOT deserve to be celebrated for it. 

anonymous asked:

My mom once told me J.K. Rowling shouldn't have made Dumbledore gay, because kids need to be able to relate to their heroes. Right... Because straight white dudes are under-represented in mainstream fiction... And kids seem to get over him being an old-ass wizard just fine, too...

Seriously, fuck you to your stupid-ass mom for trying to pretend like gay people are somehow less human than FUCKING WIZARDS.