She’s Just Being Miley: The Happy Hippie Foundation Launches to Support LGBTQ Youth

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Congratulations to Miley Cyrus on her just-launched Happy Hippie foundation which works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations. Watch her emotional backyard session with Joan Jett, and make a contribution if you can. 

Miley Cyrus has long been an outspoken advocate for being yourself. From dying her armpits pink to swinging ass-naked on her wrecking ball to her debut as a visual artist at the Jeremy Scott show last fall, whatever Miley does, the phrase “she’s just being Miley” echoes.

With her Disney days far behind her, Cyrus is using her voice and her platform (18.8 million Instagram followers) to support those for whom society makes it a little harder to just “be yourself.” With The Happy Hippie Foundation, launched with a partnership with Facebook (47 million likes), Miley will share updates and exclusive Backyard Sessions that encourage viewers to donate.

The first, which you can watch below, features Cyrus and Joan Jett in a duet of Jett’s song “Different,” an appropriate choice for the organization, which aims to “fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations,” the website states.

In celebration of Cyrus’s commitment to individuality, a look back at all the many ways she’s just being Miley…and looking incredible doing just that.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of China: Through the Looking Glass - Cocktails
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TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation - Arrivals
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STEFANO TONCHI & MILEY CYRUS HOST W MAGAZINE'S Shooting Stars Exhibit Opening in LA with HUGO BOSS and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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TOMMY HILFIGER, JEFFREY DEITCH, and V MAGAZINE host private Art Basel Miami Beach opening night with special performance by MILEY CYRUS at The Raleigh Hotel
Photo: Billy Farrell/

2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala Honoring TOM FORD
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THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL 30th Annual Night of Stars: Galaxy
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating PUNK: Chaos to Couture - Red Carpet Arrivals
Photo: Julian Mackler/

Gisele Bundchen and PRISM Celebrate Mario Testino at Fleur de Lys with Equipment and Dom Perignon
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MARCHESA Presents the Fall 2013 Collection
Photo: David X Prutting/

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals
Photo: Billy Farrell/

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