Miley Cyrus Kicks Off #InstaPride: A Photo Series Dedicated To Sharing Stories Of Transgender Youth!

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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!

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:02am PDT

“I spent so much of my life uncomfortable with who I was and afraid to move because I didn├óΓé¼Γäót want to stand out any more than I already did. This last year as I├óΓé¼Γäóve been transitioning, there├óΓé¼Γäóve been a lot of moments when I truly felt free to be myself: the moment I woke up from top surgery, the day the bandages came off, my first shot of testosterone. Sometimes, I├óΓé¼Γäóll be out in public with my family or just hanging around with friends, and I remember that I├óΓé¼Γäóm no longer having to hide anything about who I am. I├óΓé¼Γäóm not afraid to move anymore and I know who I am. Everything about me right now is exactly as it should be.” – @isupersheng ├░┼╕┼Æ╦å #happyhippiepresents #instapride @happyhippiefdnA photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:00am PDT

Ultimately, Leo hopes that through gaining exposure, the world can become more tolerant of others!

He exclaimed:

“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.]

Jun 15, 2015 3:58pm PDT

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