01/15/2013 11:38 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jack Antonoff, Fun. Guitarist, On Being A Gay Rights Ally And Straight 'With Lesbian Chemicals'

Jack Antonoff calls himself "a straight man with, like, lesbian chemicals" in a revealing new interview.

The 28-year-old fun. guitarist and outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights ally also tells Pride Source's Chris Azzopardi that he thinks "you can be a man who loves a woman but love someone the way a gay man loves another man or a woman loves a woman."

"People identify with other people for different reasons, and I personally am really comfortable around lesbians because, in some ways, we view women the same way," he says. "I've never really identified with the way a typical alpha-male views women. It's always an awkward forum for me to hang out with another guy and talk about girls, because I can't really find a way to fit in."

Antonoff, who is dating "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham, adds, "Being straight and standing up for gay rights is a statement that says 'this is everyone's issue.' We are not all free unless we are all free. Just because I was born into the elite class of straight Americans who have maximum rights does not mean that I won't fight as if it were me being denied human rights."

As for his relationship with Dunham, who told reporters at the Golden Globes that she won't tie the knot until "all gay people can get married," Antonoff jokes, "I think what probably happens when you put two awkward/clunky people together is that their awkward/clunky world seems like a normal world."

Read the full interview with Antonoff here.



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