Beyonce Knowles is set to shock fans after landing on the cover of leading US gay magazine Instinct. The sexy singer/actress agreed to give her first national gay interview to the publication to promote her new movie musical DREAMGIRLS. In the article, she reveals a gay uncle made her turn her back on stereotypes and embrace homosexuals. Knowles also makes it clear that her strict religious upbringing never made her turn against gay men and women, despite the church's opinion that homosexuals are abhorrent to God. She explains, "I was raised by my uncle who passed away with AIDS a couple of years ago. He was my mother's best friend. "He brought me to school every day. He helped me buy my prom dress. He made my clothes with my mother. He was like my nanny. He was my favourite person in the whole world. "I never mixed Christianity with how I felt (about him). I am about faith and spirituality more so than religion. Doing right by others and not judging." The singer also insists she'd have no problems if a son of hers was to come to her with a gay confession: "(I'd say) I love him for the person he is with no expectations back."