I don't think it's about courage. But more about the fact that saying explicitely that he's gay would have ment talking about sexuality in the books, and she chose not to. If she would have talked about it for Dumbledore, than she should have done so with everyone, and that is not the subject of the books. And I think that people would not have read through some parts of the books the same way they would have if they knew he was gay. People would have thought that Dumbledore might be a pedophile, inviting Harry in his office, giving snape a second chance, and being the headmaster of a school of kids. It could have been mistaken for pedophilia by some dumb, close minded people and it could have brought prejudice to the real message of the books!
mmmm....yes, yes, you are probabily right. there's so much people who believe gay = pedophile...it's just i really didn't like the 7th book, so i think it would have been different if we would have know that Dumbledore was gay.
I find this so funny because of all the characters fans would have died to hear wee gay, he probably wasn't the one, but I still think its good, a lot of time I find if you have a gay character there is more time spent on there being gay then on there character, after all being gay or bi or straight is only a small part of who someone is and in HP's case I am glad that the story was more impotent then this fact coming out in it, because it wouldn't have added to the story but taken away from what was impotent, yet at the same time I love how divers all her characters are ^^ I hope that made sence >.>