Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason Stackhouse on the HBO vampire drama True Blood, says his gay fans have stuck with him “through thick and thin.”

The 33-year-old Australian born actor talked about his male fans and his gay brother in an interview with gay glossy the Advocate.

Kwanten said he's always been comfortable with the idea of male admirers.

“Australians are a very open-minded society,” he said, “and I come from a very liberal, open family, so it's something that I've embraced from the get-go.”

Gay fans have “always been very staunch supporters of me. The great thing is that it's a loyal fan base – they'll stick with you through thick and thin, and I like that. You can't buy that kind of loyalty.”

“He's a doctor, so he got every ounce of intelligence in the family,” Kwanten said about his gay brother. “He was probably about 18 when he came out, and I can wholeheartedly tell you that from the day that he did, he was a changed man for the better. The sheer beauty of who he is really came through.”

True Blood returns for a fourth season next year.