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Joe Jonas Reveals Why He Won't Stay Silent On LGBT Issues

The more JoBros we've got on our side, the better.
"I care too much about my friends who are gay and fans who are gay to be quiet about it," Joe Jonas said. 
"I care too much about my friends who are gay and fans who are gay to be quiet about it," Joe Jonas said. 

Nick Jonas has made no secret of his affinity for his gay fans, and now his older brother, Joe, is feeling the love, too. 

Currently promoting “SWAAY,” a disco-inspired EP by his “funk-pop” band, DNCE, the elder Jonas tells PrideSource that it’s “flattering” when he gets hit on by gay men, and that he has no qualms when it comes to partying at gay clubs. 

“I don’t mind... if someone is nice,” Joe Jonas tells PrideSource’s Chris Azzopardi. “A lot of guys come out to the shows ― some gay guys as well ― and I love that. They rock out; they have fun. And I feel like the music is helping people express themselves in a way. I’m seeing people with glitter on their face, with the brightest colors. I love that we can encourage people to be themselves.”

Jonas also told the publication that he’s “accidentally” stumbled into gay bars, mostly in Europe. He’s accompanied Nick to a gay bar, too, and had nothing but praise for the “really great” DJ that he met there. 

“I just think we live in a world where obviously it’s not a big deal ― it’s fine ― and you can have fun wherever you go and make the best of it,” he said. His goal for the new EP, he said, was to “reach out in my own way and really get people to feel comfortable.”

“I hope now we can encourage other straight guys to have a voice as well,” Jonas, who hasn’t ruled out a Jonas Brothers reunion, said. “I care too much about my friends who are gay and fans who are gay to be quiet about it.”

The only thing better than having one outspoken LGBT ally in the family... is having two! Way to go, Joe. 

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