Nickelodeon star and singer Ariana Grande has given an interview to J-14 (October/November 2012) in which she sticks up for her gay brother, out producer/performer (and former Mr. Broadway) Frankie Grande:
"Frankie would come pick me up from school and they'd be like, 'Oh my god, is your brother gay?' and I'd be like, 'Yeah, is there something wrong with that?'...I was infuriated."
Grande uses the article to express her opinion that homosexuality is natural:
"Everyone is made the way they are for a reason. Everyone is the perfect version of themselves."
This is one of the first articles addressing gay issues in a positive way in a teen fanzine. J-14 is the largest teen-entertainment magazine in the country with a rate base of 400,000 per issue.