The three brothers behind the pop rock ban Jonas Brothers say gay rumors are part and parcel of being in a boy band.

Kevin Jonas II, Joe Adam Jonas and Nick Jerry Jonas discussed persistent gay rumors in their first interview with gay glossy Out.

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

Nick added: “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.”

Being in Out, Joe said, “is a moment for us for sure. We keep saying, 'Well, it's about time.'”

The Jonas Brothers have released three singles from their fifth studio album V, to be released in 2013.