Out of the closet

Is that a gun or are you just happy to see me?The world was stunned last week with the announcement that J.K. Rowling’s beloved Professor Dumbledore the head master of Upper Canada Coll.., er, Hogwarts School for wizards was gay.  A gay private school teacher, imagine that.

The Dumbledore revelation opened a floodgate of “me too” announcements from other famous fictional characters.

Sherlock Holmes formally announced his undying love and affection for his longtime live in companion Dr. Watson.  This will not come as much of a surprise to those who frequent London’s leather bars where the couple have been a fixture for years.

Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan also announced he was gay this week.  Callahan, famous for waving his big gun around has been a long time resident of San Francisco (it figures). 

Popeye the Sailor man, long the subject of internet rumours also made it official and confirmed that he is a “friend of Dorothy”, dismissing critics with a jaunty “I yam what I yam.”  Olive Oil was furious at the announcement saying she resented, “being used as his beard” for all these years.

Overseas Miss Moneypenny, long the object of James Bond’s affection, also stepped out of the lavender lift revealing that she was indeed a lesbian and was currently involved with Pussy Galore.

And finally, Steve McGarret head of elite crime fighting unit, Hawaii Five O, has confirmed that he will be Grand Marshall in next year’s Honolulu Gay Pride Parade.  Book ’em Danno!

I think in the months to come we can see similar announcements from other well known fictional characters including Bullwinkle Moose, Opus Prime, Tarzan, Batman and Abraham Lincoln. 

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