Miley Cyrus celebrated the launch of her Happy Hippie Foundation in support of LGBT homeless youth with a performance alongside Joan Jett.
According to a press release, the non-profit organization is “dedicated to rallying young people to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.”
It’s a cause Miley is greatly passionate about, and something she in part relates to, telling the Huffington Post not all of her past relationships were “straight, heterosexual,” though she didn’t elaborate.
To celebrate the Happy Hippie Foundation, Miley’s performing a series of songs in her backyard with other musicians who support the cause, including, Laura Jane Grace, Melanie Safka, Ariana Grande and Joan Jett (which you may see below).
Happy Hippie Presents: "Different" featuring Joan Jett
Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full video of Joan Jett and i performing “Different” now and donate to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families #HappyHippie All the videos will be released here first so check back soon for more special musical collaborations!The Happy Hippie Foundation is dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. To learn more about the foundation, click here: http://miley.lk/happyhippie
Posted by Miley Cyrus on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
“The position I’m in, I feel like I’ve got a lot of power,” Miley said in a Monday phone interview with The Associated Press. “But so many kids don’t feel that way. They’re under their parents’ rule. When you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot,” she said. “It’s like, I know you’re going to look at me more if my (breasts) are out, so look at me. And then I’m going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.”
“It’s not going to be an overnight process,” she said. “You’ve got to get into a lot of people’s brains and you’ve got to really make this a topic.”
Miley is currently living her own life without anyone, and we mean anyone, telling her what to do. She’s frolicking in her underwear in music videos, posting countless bizarre selfies on social media, even dying her armpit hair pink.
“The pink pits are saying, ‘Don’t tell me what to do,'” she said. “It’s back to what I’m preaching in a way, you know, telling these kids. I’m not just saying you be yourself and I’m going to go be Miley Cyrus. I’m saying I’m going to be my (expletive) self, too.”