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‘Out’ Editor On Gay Dumbledore

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Albus Dumbledore may be the most popular gay these days. He’s certainly getting enough press.

While the Harry Potter character’s outing may bring JK Rowling even more fans, Out‘s Aaron Hicklin thinks gays have always loved the Potter books. He tells Jeff Bercovici:

I suspect (but have no proof) that the books have a particular appeal to gay readers for all the obvious reasons. Gay men are able to identify a) with children’s fiction because invariably the hero is the outsider; and b) with fantasy because it posits an alternate universe, usually one in which wrongs can be righted.

And people have powers and shit, which is cool.

Meanwhile, Hicklin also chatted with Bercovici about this year’s Out 100 and a controversial addition: Perez Hilton. Says Hicklin:

Obviously we knew it would be polarizing, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that he’s made a tremendous impact, for better or worse — and do you know how hard it is to find 100 successful gay men and women every year?

Cough, cough…

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 24, 2007
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  • 2 Comments
    • allstarecho
      allstarecho

      The Potter series only appeals to gays because of the movies, which give visual backing to the daydreams of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy fucking under the invisibility cloak.

      As for Perez Hilton being on the Out 100 list: Puke. How hard is it to find 100 successful gay men and women every year? Start with each state and it’s gay activists. Asshole.

      Oct 24, 2007 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hisurfer
      hisurfer

      I could give Out a couple dozen just from my neighborhood – and we’re not even a gay ghetto.

      Oct 24, 2007 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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