SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: Singer Harry Styles performs onstage during One Direction's "On the Road Again" tour opener at Qualcomm Stadium on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

One Direction are UK’s biggest gay music icons

One Direction is the music act with the strongest correlation to gay men, according to a new report from YouTube

Kylie Minogue and Madonna had their crowns snatched as 1D come up trumps to take the top spot – they’re now officially the UK’s biggest gay music icons!

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Many of the names on the list have spoken out for the gay community, including One Direction’s Harry Styles who criticised the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church. Throughout history music has been pivotal in the acceptance of LGBT culture – artists who have embraced it have become popular advocates, and have helped to unify the movement.

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