ok so fun thing I discovered when I accidentally stumbled on an encyclopedia of queer myth today. In classical mythology the star Sirius is linked with “the heat of passion between men and the death of youths loved by the gods”
and i’m not saying this means sirius black is queer
but sirius black is queer
Yeah, Sirius being gay is about as clear as JKR ever gets about queer people in the series, IMO.
Which is just depressing as fuck. Because
1) Apparently queer people are only allowed in the Potter-verse if they’re closeted for the whole time, and then get killed off.
2) that means the reason Sirius wanted to be a good parent to Harry was for pretty much the same reasons Snape fixated on Harry— tragic unreciprocated love for one of his dead parents. Because don’t even try to tell me that if Sirius was gay he never had a thing for James— buuuut, unlike Snape, Sirius was a good enough guy to let the person he loved be happy with someone else, and still was really good friends with them.
And then he died protecting Harry because of that, and the last thing he said was absentmindedly mistaking Harry for his father, just like when Snape died he was looking at Harry but seeing Lily—-
Okay I’ve made myself sad now.