what is it about finding out that someone famous whose work you enjoy is gay? the moomintroll books were among my favourites as a child - i still have my puffin boxed set. i don't like them more or less because i now know tove was a lesbian. but i am pleased to know. i suppose it's a kind of eff you to the homophobes - look what we can do! or maybe it just feels cool to be on the same team as someone you admire? go moomins!