Jared Leto’s Thoughts On Being Called “Queer”

The Dallas Buyers Club oscar winner Jared Leto proudly declares, in the latest issue of FourTwoNine Magazine, that he doesn’t mind being called “queer”.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief Kevin Sessums discusses that some of his “straight friends have begun to define themselves as queer without it being a sexual term but a cultural one.” When Leto and his brother Shannon Leto were asked if they’d be opposed to being identified with the same label, the two replied:

“I wouldn’t care,” said Shannon, alongside Jared who stated, “I don’t think we’d care at all. We certainly identify with people who are different.”

With their belief that we all should accept each other as we are, it’s no wonder as to why the Leto Brothers band, 30 Seconds To Mars, has attracted such a huge fan base with the LGBT community.

It’s crazy to think that the Leto brothers were born in the not-always LGBT-friendly south! Jared went on to explain, “We escaped early on. It was very oppressive. But no matter where we were it was a very creative environment around artists. That is obviously an important reason that Shannon and I are pursuing the path that we are now.”

We think the best part of the Leto brothers’ path is that they are continuing to make such a big difference in the lives of their fans! “I got a note from a kid yesterday,” Jared said. “He handed me a note and it said, ‘I just want to say thanks so much for the music. It’s helped me in many ways-especially with coming out this year to my family.”

We hope that these two can continue to show the world just how awesome they are by spreading this much-needed message of acceptance and love for all!