01/19/2012 10:13 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Nick Jonas To 'Advocate': Jonas Brothers Aren't Gay, We Love Our Gay Fans, And More

As interviews go, a new conversation between The Advocate and Nick Jonas just may be one of the most gay-packed we've read in ages.

The singer and actor, who will take the reigns from Darren Criss and slip into the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in Broadway's revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on January 24, chatted with the gay magazine about everything from why Perez Hilton is a good gay friend to experiencing his first exposure to gay people during his Broadway debut at the age of 8 in "Annie Get Your Gun."

Jonas also discussed The Jonas Brothers's gay fans and why the band loves them:

"...We love our gay fans. It was definitely cool when we realized that, because the more you can grow your audience, the more people you can impact. They've been incredible over the years. My brothers and I totally look forward to meeting them, because they really respond to our style, and it's cool to see how our influence has impacted what they're wearing. They also give really good gifts at our meet-and-greets -- hats, scarves, and other things. They always have good taste."

Though rumors have swirled around Jonas's sexuality in the past -- especially after a shot of him turned up on Guys With iPhones, a website featuring gay guys who send in iPhone photos of themselves in varying stages of undress -- he confirmed in the interview that (perhaps to the chagrin of their gay fans) none of the Jonas Brothers are gay.

The teen heartthrob dodged a question about whether or not he supports gay marriage ("My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that's the position I take") but he did sound off on gay bullying and offered some encouraging words to teens who are being tormented:

"Know that there are people out there who can comfort you and give you the support that you need, so tell an authority at school or wherever it is you're being bullied. It really breaks my heart to see that. Bullying is unacceptable, and specifically with gay teens, it's just wrong. Everyone needs to realize that this is a major issue, and we need to do anything we can to help."

For the rest of the interview, which also covers his thoughts on being called "a fag," his upcoming appearance on NBC's highly anticipated new show "Smash," and more, visit The Advocate.

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