The 'Guns and Horses' singer said that she doesn't know why she has gathered such a large gay and lesbian fanbase, but is grateful to be able to connect with such a diverse group of people.
"I think that I have a lesbian following because I'm quite muscley," Goulding quipped in an interview with PrideSource. "I found I have quite a [big] lesbian following, and I feel like I have quite a big gay following - and I don't know why.
"I like how my gay fans are more in touch with their feelings. Some people say I've helped them through a breakup or my music makes them feel better about something or better about themselves or lifts them out of a bad mood - and that's a nice thing to hear."
Asked if her boyfriend and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James is intimidated by the attention she receives from female fans, Goulding responded: "Yes! But he realises that I meet a lot of people just generally on tour - but, you know, he always gets guys and girls after him, so..."
Goulding previously revealed that she once "flexed her muscles" to scare someone off in a club.
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Watch Ellie Goulding perform 'Guns and Horses' live at the Vevo Powerstation below: