Miley Cyrus was recently named the face of the Summer 2015 cover of Paper Magazine – the one that Kim Kardashian famously appeared nude on.
Along with being the cover girl, Miley opened up about the moment she came out to her Mum when she was only 14.
She revealed details of her new nonprofit, the Happy Hippie Foundation, and its personal significance for her.
For those less familiar, she founded the Happy Hippie Foundation last month in order to provide homeless, LGBTQ+, and other vulnerable youth groups with employment opportunities, education, and support. According to their site, 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+, with family rejection cited as the most common reason for homelessness.
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The organization is extremely close to heart for Miley, given that she herself identifies as both sexuality- and gender-fluid — and she went on to share her own experience coming out to her Mum.
“I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant,” she told Paper. “And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”