JK Rowling has finally revealed that Dumbledore is a bandit: http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1289212,00.html "After reading briefly from the final book, she took questions from audience members. One young fan asked whether Dumbledore, one of the series most popular characters, ever finds "true love". "Dumbledore is gay," the author replied to gasps - and applause. Advertisement She then explained that Dumbledore had been smitten by rival character Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," Rowling said, adding that Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down". She said the character's love for Grindelwald was his "great tragedy". " Well, fancy that - a teacher at a great British Public School is a gayer - who'd have thought it, eh?