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J.K. Rowling just stood up for LGBT Potterheads in a huge way

J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series (in case you just joined Earth), held an impromptu question-and-answer session with her fans on Twitter on Tuesday.

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She answered questions about religion, diversity and even told her fans what her favorite quote was (which I am excited to announce is my favorite quote, too, which basically makes J. K. and I besties, no biggie).
She also gave her teenage self a few life and fashion pointers. (“‘It will get better'” and also, “Those baggy red dungarees are a horrible look on you.”)
It really didn’t come as a shock to anyone who is a fan of either the books or the author for her to confirm that there were, in fact, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who attended our favorite school for witchcraft and wizardry.

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The discussion began by Rowling addressing religion and questions about religious representation at Hogwarts.

Sorry, non-Hogwarts magical folk, J. K. just doesn’t see your type of magic and HP magic meshing well.

But what about the Jews? Fans wanted to know if Rowling thought there were any Jewish students at Hogwarts, and her answer, I’m sure, touched many a Jewish heart when she confirmed that one of the original 40 students she created was Jewish.

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But what warmed our hearts most was her answer to a tweet from a fan that said, “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.”
She responded with a photo that we will never get enough of:

Bravo, J.K. Bravo.

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