Today on Facebook, Miley Cyrus launched The Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding “digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families.” Joan Jett joined Miley in one of the first Backyard Sessions the foundation will release, and they performed a song called “Different.”
On Good Morning America, Miley talked about why she became an advocate for homeless and LGBT youth.
“I feel completely like I’m not tied to a gender or to an age. I feel like an infinite cosmic thing, and that’s what I want people to feel,” she tells GMA. She also shouts out Bruce Jenner and hopes to use social media and her fame to spread the message and raise money for The Happy Hippie Foundation.
Homelessness is a huge problem for our community, and 40 percent of the homeless youth in the country are LGBT-identified. Miley has been a great ally for several years, but it’s cool to see she’s putting her power as a public figure to work for such a cool cause. We’re totally Happy Hippies.