Dec 17, 2014

Author J.K. Rowling responds to Question about LGBTQ+ Students at Hogwarts

Twitter user @claraoswiin asked J.K. Rowling (creator of the Harry Potter series) if she thought there were a lot of LGBTQ people at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, adding:

 "...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." 

The author responded:


I also think that it would be safe to assume that, just like any other school system that involves children in a variety of ages, LGBTQ+ people were bullied by older, meaner students (not mentioning any house names Slytherin...) and that there were also straight allies for the cause. It's a shame this was never explored in any of the seven Harry Potter books, but it is glad to see Rowling's affirmation of the LGBTQ+ community. Not to mention, her response was pretty clever, don't you think? 

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