One Direction tell their young gay fans: “Just be yourself”

Besi Besemar December 22, 2014

One Direction tell their young gay fans “don’t be afraid to be the person that you are”.

One Direction

THE GLOBAL boyband sounded their support to help those struggling to come to terms with their sexuality and come out as they revealed their own ‘guy crushes’.

Singer Zayn Malik told the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: “Just be yourself. If that’s who you are, that’s who you are and don’t be afraid to be the person that you are.”

The heartthrob also revealed his favourite male idol.“I wouldn’t necessarily say I have a crush on him but I really appreciate Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting. I’ve seen him in a film called Prisoners. He’s so sick.”

Bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan also admitted they can appreciate it when they see a hot guy.

Louis said: “David Beckham is just a cool, cool guy but I saw Russell Brand on Jonathan Ross and he just speaks so incredibly. I look up to him he’s cool.”

Irish bandmate Niall Horan, added: “Johnny Depp is pretty sick and he’s a really nice fella too.”

A spokesperson for the London Lesbian Gay Switchboard, said: “Despite LGBT+ people being well represented in the media today the process of coming out can still be a big thing for lots of people.”

“It’s in these situations where LLGS is there to provide ‘calm words when they are needed most’ and in some cases listen as people voice their feelings about their sexuality for the very first time.”

London lesbian and gay switchboardThe London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard provides free and confidential support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities throughout the UK daily between 10am and 11pm by telephone on 0300 330 0630 and by instant messaging at