One of my students came across me with this question during a research project that I assigned from the Harry Potter series. Coincidentally they had to infer(draw conclusion) certain attributes about each one of the main characters they read about so far.
You might ask: What do you do? What about religion? Sexual preference? What would the parents say? Could you lose your job if you answered?
The infliction of taboo is only accepted when believed by the receiver. Thus, in this case, I only asked questions (as I always do) that made such student think out of the box: What do you think? Why? Prove it.
Sincerity will get you through anything.
Children only want to fulfill their curiosity no matter what it is(gee don't we all?). Whether Dumbledore is gay or not is irrelevant. Yet as the question is asked AND answered by the student, only then it becomes relevant from whatever perspective the student assumes without infliction.
After all, was not the research about inferences?