Although Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are pretty much confirmed heterosexuals (despite what all that fan fiction out there might indicate), in a tweet this week, author J.K. Rowling revealed that yes, indeed there were LGBT students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In fact, the only group that she never envisioned as being a part of the student body? Wiccans. Make of that what you will.
Of course, fans already knew that school headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay, since Rowling revealed that bit of info a few years back, but now we know he wasn’t the only LGBT person up in that huge castle. This revelation came when a fan asked Rowling on Twitter, “Do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like 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.”
To this question, Rowling gave a fairly definitive answer:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 16, 2014
Well, there you have it, straight from the wizards’s mouth. Now let the speculation commence…which of the students at Hogwart’s was LGBT? My money is on Neville Longbottom, but that’s just my personal bias because he eventually turned kind of hot in the movies series. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.