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“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling revealed that Albus Dumbledore was gay back in 2007 at Carnegie Hall, but apparently some fans still can’t seem to wrap their heads around it.

On Twitter Tuesday, a girl named Ana Kocovic reached out to Rowling and asked about the decision to make the Hogwarts headmaster a homosexual.

“Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter,” Kocovic wrote. “I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way.”

And just like magic, Rowling responded with the most perfect tweet ever.

The girl ended up thanking her and apparently deleting all of her tweets. Her profile now says her name is Gellert Grindelwald, whom Rowling previously said was Dumbledore’s love interest.

“Amazing answer,” she replied. “Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!”

image superheroes lgbtq Marvel Fans Really Want Captain America to Have a Boyfriend
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Marvel fans are using the hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend.   Some people are against it for "cannonical" reasons but really, there are just so many boyfriend options to choose from:


via @matthewdaddraio

Will this love story happen in the next films, maybe not. As to why this is trending, it seems like it has a lot to do with a lackluster love story in the most recent Captain America:Civil War. (WARNING: Mild spolier ahead?)


via @teambucky



via @thorlokid

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Both Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino have written blog posts about the nature of Korra and Asami's relationship, confirming that the Korrasami ship is canon.  A section of Koneitzko's post is featured in the image above, but you can read both of their thoughts in full here and here.

Sorry Makorra shippers, but you're just gonna have to deal with it.

hollywood lgbtq georgia Disney and Marvel Threaten to Leave Georgia If a Discriminatory Law Gets Passed
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Georgia's governor, Nathan Deal, has until May 3 to either sign or veto a bill that proposes to allow a faith based organization to refuse property and service to anyone who "violates such faith based organization's sincerely held religious belief" according to CNET

This is a bill that supporters say defends "religious liberties" but others point out that all it really does is legalize discrimination, particularly toward gay people.  And this issue is more than just letting a bakery refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding, this "protection" reportedly extends to hiring practices as well. 

Disney and Marvel, who do a lot of business in Georgia have thrown their weight around with this statement:

Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.

This is a pretty big deal, 'Captain America:Civil War' was made in Georgia and the latest 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is filming there now.  Big budget productions spend a lot of money and they aren't the only ones threatening to find an alternative location. According to Variety, AMC and Viacom are also not so subtly suggesting that Georgia better not sign that into law. AMC said this:

As a company, AMC Networks believes that discrimination of any kind is reprehensible,” a company spokesman said. “We applaud Governor Deal’s leadership in resisting a previous version of this divisive legislation and urge him to reject the current version as well.

And Viacom issued this statement:

Viacom is proud to champion diversity and acceptance, which are core values of our company. We have enjoyed doing business in Georgia for many years and we urge Governor Deal to continue to resist and reject the patently discriminatory laws being proposed.

So many productions potentially leaving the state could mean huge economic losses and a growing film industry would be shattered. 

star wars mark hamill supports gay luke skywalker
Via The Sun
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Mark Hamill has given his support of Luke Skywalker having whatever sexuality you, the fans, damn well please. In a quote in the Sun he said, "fans are writing and ask all these questions, ‘I’m bullied in school... I’m afraid to come out’. They say to me, ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves."

Back in January, he echoed that same sentiment to a fan on Twitter who asked if Luke Skywalker is bisexual. Hamill told her she could decide for herself since his sexuality has never been addressed. Now, Mark Hamill isn't exactly the be-all, end-all decider of all things Luke Skywalker, but your slash fic is officially blessed by Hamill himself.