1D send message to gay fans, reveal man crushes

One Direction have sent a message of support to their LGBT fans, and revealed who their secret man crushes are. Speaking to the London Gay & Lesbian Switchboard, the Steal My Girl singers reached out to their gay fanbase, telling them to "not be afraid" of embracing who they are. 1D "Just be yourself," said Zayn Malik. "If that's who you are, that's who you are and don't be afraid to be that person that you are." Some of the boys then went on to reveal their celebrity man crushes, admitting that don't have a problem appreciating a good-looking guy. "I wouldn't necessarily say I have a crush on him, but I really appreciate Jake Gyllenhaal's acting" said Malik. "I've seen him in a film called Prisoners. He's so sick." Louis Tomlinson added: "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." Niall Horan opted for Johnny Depp, saying the Hollywood star was "pretty sick and he's a nice fella too." Band member Harry Styles hit the headlines earlier this year after joking that being female wasn't an important quality for a potential partner, and saying of sleeping with men: "Don't knock it 'til you try it" - read more here. Meanwhile, earlier this month (December) a US tabloid claimed that Styles has had an affair with President Barack Obama - find out more here. More stories:  Who wants to see Harry Styles' bare bum? Kickstarter campaign started for ‘Skins’ star’s male prostitute film