**This article contains information regarding events and characters in the Harry Potter series of books and films**
On October 19th, one thousand grand-prize winners of the Scholastics Open Book Tour Sweepstakes were indulged by the prescence of J.K. Rowling! They were treated to J.K. reading excerpts of her newest novel in the popular series, Harry Potter. Afterwards they were allowed to ask questions. One avid reader was intrigued with Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts. He asked J.K. Rowling this question: Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?
J.K. Rowlings response was quite astonishing to everyone, and led to a long period of cheering, and clapping.
Her answer was as follows: My truthful answer to you... I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. [ovation.] ... Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald