What if Charlie Weasley is asexual? Like what if when his brothers were going through puberty and getting crushes on girls and just obsessing over them, Charlie was just like, “Guys. DRAGONS.”
J.K. Rowling confirms it here.
mmm that’s all very well but is it really so much to ask for some ACTUAL representation? Not a dig at J.K. specifically, but off-hand the only character I can think of in any mainstream media who is actually definitively identifiably asexual is Sheldon from fucking Big Bang Theory (and it seriously hurts my geeky asexual physicist soul that he is the best representation I’ve got coz lol no ¬_¬). Sure there are a few others who could be read that way but more often than not they’re ace/aro by lack of relationship rather specifically identifying that way, which means it’s likely going to be missed by anyone who isn’t looking (or in many cases desperately searching) for it. Not saying every non-heterosexual character needs to outright state their sexuality or anything, but would it really be so difficult to throw in the odd comment or conversation that more than vaguely hint at the possibility that a character might not be interested in sex/romance/relationships in general. If the writer has to specifically tell people after everything is finished that “by the way this character is [minority]” I don’t see that as representation.
And incidentally, idk if it’s just me being on the defensive but was I the only one bothered by the “No, Dumbledore is gay” comment? It just came across to me as basically saying you can only have one character per minority group :\