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12/17/2014 11:58 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

J.K. Rowling: 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during a photo call to unveil h
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during a photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: "The Casual Vacancy", at the Southbank Centre in London. Not many people read “The Cuckoo’s Calling” before word leaked out last weekend that author “Robert Galbraith” was, in fact, J.K. Rowling. But a handful who did managed to get a signed copy. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

As it turns out, Harry Potter could easily have had some lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) classmates.

Author J.K. Rowling responded to directly to a fan's Twitter inquiry about the presence of LGBT students at the fictional wizarding school, Hogwarts, with the following image:

Rowling received a number of questions about the diversity of Hogwarts' student body. When another fan inquired about whether or not there were Jewish wizards-in-training at the school, the scribe noted:

She also added:

Rowling, 49, has been releasing daily snippets of a Harry Potter "ghost plot" on her website, Pottermore.

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