Miley Cyrus Is a Queer Superhero: eight Times She Showed Love to the LGBTQ Community

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Since her debut on the Disney Channel, pop famous person Miley Cyrus has turn out to be one of many boldest performers of her technology. Along with brazenly workshopping her public picture, sound and look, Cyrus has been fearless in her advocacy for queer folks all over the place as an out-and-proud member of the LGBTQ group.

From popping out as pansexual to discussing how her marriage doesn’t erase her id, listed below are eight instances that Miley Cyrus proved that she is an LGBTQ superhero.

1. Pride’s princess of empowerment

Miley Cyrus’ observe “Inspired” turned this yr’s unofficial Pride anthem for a technology of politically charged LGBTQ youth. Entangled in her raspy vocals, Miley delivers a strong tune that highlights the struggle for equality. With a message to seek out the energy inside your self, Miley challenges her viewers to turn out to be the change they need to see.

2. Pan & proud

After a few years of championing LGBTQ rights, Miley Cyrus declared her personal pansexuality — which means gender and sexuality aren’t a think about her love life. She adopted the announcement with a trans-centric pictorial in Candy Magazine that left us gagged, actually.

three. A VMA legend

Miley, what's good?! Miley Cyrus has had some memorable VMA moments (will we ever have a look at a foam finger the identical?). To shut the 2015 telecast, Miley lead a pack of drag queens in a campy efficiency of her ode to marijuana, “Dooo It.” She gave the glamazons an unlimited platform, and giving drag that type of visibility is fairly badass.

four. A voice for the trans group

While some movie star Instagram accounts are stuffed with exorbitant trip photographs, Miley’s photographs ask for greater than a “like.” In 2015, Cyrus teamed up with Instagram to begin #InstaPride, an initiative that showcased members of the transgender group. The collaboration educated her followers on the struggles trans folks face.

5. A girl on a mission

In 2014, Miley launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, a company devoted to rallying younger folks to struggle social injustices in opposition to weak teams like LGBTQ youth and homeless youth. Though her twerking and sledgehammer-licking could get extra consideration from the media, Miley acknowledges her privilege and makes use of her affect to make a optimistic impression.

6. She places her cash the place her mouth is

Pop’s wild little one turned heads when she arrived on the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles in a leather bondage number, however she didn’t go away earlier than donating $500,000 to the AIDS analysis group. It’s Miley's particular model of in-your-face activism that retains folks speaking — and bless her for it.

7. Married & nonetheless queer

Many folks nonetheless battle to grasp that being in an opposite-sex relationship doesn’t erase one’s queerness. Cyrus spoke up about this situation in an interview with Vanity Fair, the place the starlet defined that she was each queer and married to actor Liam Hemsworth. “We’re redefining, to be fucking frank, what it seems to be like for somebody that’s a queer individual like myself to be in a hetero relationship,” she mentioned. “A giant a part of my delight and my id is being a queer individual.”

eight. She higher work on Drag Race

Following within the footsteps of icons like Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera, Cyrus is lending her abilities to the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The famous person will function a visitor choose for the season 11 premiere of the present, the place she is not going to solely offer her two cents to the queens, however infiltrating the competitors. Sissy that stroll, Miley!

Additional reporting by Stephen Daw.

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Miley Cyrus Is a Queer Superhero: 8 Times She Showed Love to the LGBTQ Community