We are TOTALLY for this!!
As we reported in May, Miley Cyrus created The Happy Hippie Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless LGBT youth.
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On Monday, the We Can't Stop singer took to Instagram to launch a new photo series called #Instapride, where she will be showcasing the narratives of transgender individuals!
The 22-year-old wrote:
"I'm launching #InstaPride today, in partnership with @Instagram, to share stories of transgender and gender expansive people from around the country. Over the next 2 weeks, you'll meet them and the people in their lives who support them, as we highlight their stories of resilience"
The performer is so hands on with this project, she even personally photographed every person involved!
The first to be featured is Leo, 19-year-old college student from Michigan!
Miz Cyrus shared the following pics along with info about Leo, who has a wide range of interests including writing and filmmaking!
This is Leo (@isupersheng), a 19-year-old college student from Michigan. He shares about his own identity, experiences and hopes saying: "I have a lot of different identities. I’m a writer, a filmmaker in the works, a sometimes photographer, a good public-speaker, a social media junkie, a Gleek, a feminist, an activist a movie buff, a dutiful Netflix fan. The list goes on and on. As for my gender, I identify as a trans man." 🌈 #happyhippiepresents #instapride @happyhippiefdnA photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:01am PDT
Ultimately, Leo hopes that through gaining exposure, the world can become more tolerant of others!
"I really hope society continues to see how far love and acceptance can carry folks."
We are so glad Miley is doing this, and we truly believe in her message of self-expression and freedom!
[Image via WENN.]
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