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Episode 226 – LGBTQIA+ in Potter: Beauty in Difference

When J. K. Rowling “outed” Dumbledore, it sent shock waves around the world. Now, ten years since that revelation, we explore how far the Harry Potter series has come, and how far it still has to go. Join Beth, Elayna and Michael, along with guest Shanna, as they open the closet (under the stairs) for an examination of LGBTQIA+ in Potter.

On Episode 226 we discuss…

→ LGBTQIA: Now you know your ABCs
→ Sexuality in the wizarding world
→ Dumbledore seen and unseen
→ Fantastic Gays and Where to Find Them
→ Queerness in fandom
→ “Play him like a gay junkie.”
→ The possibilities of Polyjuice Potion
Protect Charlie Weasley at All Costs
→ Is Cursed Child combating Toxic Masculinity or Queerbaiting?
Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

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On this recap we discuss…

→ Directionally challenged
→ Marauders Map OS update
→ Don’t underestimate Sirius Black
→ The will of James and Lily
→ Sirius is coming to dinner