I'm not at a completed first draft.
Well I mean the thing about Dumbledore...
In the early books, there wasn't really a place for it. Until we got into the latter books and looked into stuff he did as a young man, he was a grownup and the kids were young teenagers and that was not something they usually thought about. As far as we can tell none of the teachers have any spouses so whether any of them were heterosexual or homosexual or asexual or reproduced by budding was pretty irrelevant.
I guess you could make the case that if Dumbledore was gay and in love with Grindewald, which was implied, that could have been made more explicit. Especially because kids were supposed to have "grown up with the series," so those reading the last couple books would understand homosexuality and there wouldn't have been an issue. I mean the books are already full of satanic witchcraft, what's wrong with adding a couple homosexuals into the mix?
However we don't know if Dumbledore and Grindewald being in love was 1) taboo at the time when it happened, which maybe meant that they never really discussed it and more hinted heavily at it in letters, or 2) taboo at the present time which prevented it from being elaborated on. We know that wizards have different mores than muggles, but even so, we don't see any gay relationships in Harry Potter, so we don't know how they would be treated.
edited 14th Apr '13 5:24:45 PM by ohsointocats