10/01/2013 01:39 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jonas Brothers Respond To Gay Rumors In 'Out' Magazine Cover Story

The sexuality of the three Jonas Brothers -- Joe, Nick and Kevin -- has been speculated about for some time now -- and their latest decision to pose for gay magazine "Out" might add fuel to the fire in some people's minds.

However, the musical trio sought to clarify the rumors surrounding their sexual orientations this week in a question and answer session accompanying the steamy new photo shoot.

An excerpt from the interview reads:

Joe: We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans. It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense.

Nick: Prior to us being a band, I was a super theater geek. I loved theater and I still do, and I care about fashion, and I care about a lot of things that I feel like stereotypes are attached to.

Joe: [Being in 'Out'] is a moment for us for sure. We keep saying, 'Well, it’s about time.'

Other topics broached throughout the interview include Miley Cyrus' MTV VMA performance, twerking, their decision to leave Hollywood Records, and the pursuit of solo projects.

The brothers aren't the only boy band members to be on the receiving end of long-standing gay rumors -- and they also aren't the only ones to play coy about it.

Check out the rest of the interview here and watch the above video for a behind the scenes look at the trio's photo shoot.



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