Bruce Jenner's story has inspired many families around the world and is pouring in from the most unlikely places. The most recent acknowledgement of Jenner's bravery came from the "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus. She even credited Jenner as the inspiration behind her new LGBT foundation.
Miley's support for the homeless people received wide attention when she brought a homeless teen as her date to the MTV VMAs in 2015. The young man Jesse accepted Miley's award on-stage and said he was there on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless people.
That one initiative has now gone on to become an amazing foundation that hopes to help the homeless youth all over the US. During an interview with ABC news, Miley revealed that the Happy Hippie Foundation focuses mostly on the LGBT youth, especially because she believes that alienation stems from the lack of acceptance.
She also said that Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer inspired her to work harder for the foundation. "I thought it was really cool" that he used his popularity to bring awareness of transgender issues to that many impressionable people, she said.
Miley elaborated on using the popularity of celebrities to spread awareness, when asked about how she is putting the Happy Hippie Foundation hoodies on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Miley will also be releasing music after a two-year gap. This time round, the music will serve fund-raising purposes. The video series, titled "Backyard Sessions", will feature Joan Jett, transgender rocker Laura Jane Grace, folk legend Melanie Safka and Ariana Grande and will be premiered exclusively on Miley's facebook page. A special "Donate" link places on the page will allow fans to contribute to the Happy Hippie Foundation.
"You want to be peaceful with yourself and happy with yourself and love yourself. And sometimes I think, as women especially, I think we're taught that we're not supposed to say 'I love myself'...I love myself and that's what everyone should be able to say," Miley advised struggling teens around the world before ending the interview.
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