“It’s an honor,” Nick Jonas told L’Uomo Vogue when asked about how he felt being labelled a gay icon, “but I don’t consider myself an icon.”
The ever-humble Jonas, who is currently gracing the cover of the magazine’s December 2015 issue, added that he’s feels privileged to have such a strong gay following.
“There should be a lot more straight artists who don’t have a problem with having gay fans,” the 23-year-old said.
He was, of course, talking about his character Nate Kulina in the hit series Kingdom. Kulina is a fighter struggling with his sexuality. That’s in addition to his character Boone Clemens in Scream Queens, who is also gay.
“I’m really proud to play gay characters and I’ll continue to do so,” Jonas said. ““I think it’s among the challenges of maturing as an actor.”
Jonas also opened up about plans to return to Broadway with his old chum and LGBTQ activist Demi Lovato.
“I’m so happy to share the stage with Demi,” he said. “We’ve been friends forever. And I’m very pleased about the work done on the new album, it has more of a soul/R&B sound than the previous ones.”