JK Rowling: 'Of course' the entirely fictional Hogwarts would be a safe place for LGBT students

The Harry Potter author confirmed Hogwarts was home to a 'variety of people'

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JK Rowling has been praised after she said that the entirely fictional Hogwarts would have been a safe place for LGBT students.

While the Harry Potter books are known for being liberal, the issue of whether or not the wizardry and witchcraft school would welcome gay pupils is never addressed (arguably because Hogwarts is not real).

And following Rowling's other recent revelation that the school of magic was home to students of all faiths, except Wicca, it appears that the author is trying overly hard to compensate for any gaps.

Rowling was asked whether LGBT people would also be able to study at Hogwarts by Twitter user @claraoswiin:

To which the author replied:

Rowling responded as part of a question and answer session on the social media site and the tweet was retweeted over 11,000 times.

Back in 2007 year the author revealed that headmaster Albus Dumbledore was in fact gay.

“It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men,” she said at the time. “He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him.”