“Harry Potter” Author JK Rowling Says She’ll Miss Her Gay Wizard The Most

JKRowlingPA_468x461Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the release of JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

Time flies, and the legendary author marked the historic anniversary by promoting the series’ brand new covers on “Good Morning America” yesterday, where she also addressed which character she loved the most.

After seven books, 160 million copies sold, and a half billion dollars in the bank, Rowling says the character she felt most deeply connected to was the series’ only gay character, headmaster Albus Dumbledore. ‘He was the character who was hardest to leave for me,” she said. “He was the person who I’d have come back physically and sit and talk to me.”

“He’s the one I miss the most,” she continued, adding that “sometimes he said things and told Harry things that I only knew I knew or believed until…I saw that I had written them down in the voice of Dumbledore.”

Rowling sparked controversy in 2007 after admitting that the wise old wizard had been gay all along, and she wasn’t making any excuses for it. Controversial, of course, only for close-minded bigots.

“Dumbledore is gay,” she said again. “I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy.”