ByOlivia van der Will, writer at

Inspired by the tweets from the ridiculously hateful Westboro Baptist Church towards Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, an LGBTQ non-profit organization called Planting Peace has just put on the first wedding of the magic world. Gandalf the White and Professor Albus Dumbledore have just gotten married!

If you are not aware of the Westboro Baptist Church, they are an unaffiliated baptist church famous for their hate messages. They can be found picketing dead soldiers funerals and being hateful to gays - even stooping as low as picketing the funerals of gay people who have been murdered. The signs which they hold carry shocking messages, such as 'God hates fags' or 'thank God for dead soldiers,' a truly idiotic organization.

But thanks to them, the first 'wedding' of same sex wizards has taken place.


It all began after the historic vote in Ireland saying yes to same-sex marriage. J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, then showed her support via Twitter, planting the idea for a same-sex marriage between the wizards:

The Westboro Baptist Church of course had to get involved with their endless hate parade. These narrow minded idiots challenged J.K. Rowling's idea:

But, J.K. Rowling had the best response to them:

Planting Peace had the most perfect venue lined up for the wedding, which they themselves bought. In the most epic turn around of events the wedding was held opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in the group's rainbow-painted Equality House.

Take a look at when Dumbledore and Gandalf got married on June 7th:

Here is the moment they said yes:

Look at this sweet little wizard girl showing her support for the event:

I think it's funny that despite Westboro's promise of picketing the marriage, few members were present. Although, they had this awkward sign propped up against a fence, failing at being 'down with the kids' with their terrible spelling:

Check out this beautiful statement made by Gandalf after the ceremony:

The wedding was attended by around 100 people and Planting Peace used the wizards' wedding to raise money too. The money raised will go towards helping LGBT people who are homeless or with little to no family support. Magic and love prevailed over hatred and enabled this ceremony to happen, even if it was just actors, the message of unity for gay marriage and people standing against the Westboro Baptist Church is clear.

Dear Westboro Baptist Church:


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