Miley Cyrus continues her self-reinvention with LGBT-friendly #Instapride campaign

Miley Cyrus may be best known for her wild, tongue-wagging performances, but lately the singer has begun to show her more politically conscious side. In May, she spoke openly about her sexuality, which coincided with the launch of the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit offering services to support “homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.”

On Monday, Cyrus launched the Happy Hippie Foundation initiative #Instapride on her Instagram.  The campaign features portraits of transgender, genderqueer, and “gender expansive” individuals. The portraits are paired with personal stories from the subjects.

The first in the series is Leo, a 19-year-old self-proclaimed Gleek and feminist from Michigan:

The other portraits will come out over the course of the next two weeks. But TIME Magazine has already released a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the upcoming portraits. 

You can find other photos from the campaign, as well as photos of its supporters, by checking out the #Instapride hashtag on Instagram.

I love what @mileycyrus is doing with the @happyhippiefdn and #InstaPride! #GoMiley #NoGenderNoProblem

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The #Instapride hashtag also pulls up photos from various unaffiliated Pride celebrations going on around the world. 

But hey, if we know Miley, she’s just happy to join the party.

Image via Miley Cyrus/The Happy Hippie Foundation

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay is a frequent contributor to the Daily Dot, covering body positivity, feminism, sex, relationships, and gender. She is also the author of the advice column “Swipe This!” A former New York Teaching Fellow, her writing has been featured in Reductress, Rolling Stone, Mic, Someecards, and more.