Miley Cyrus says she was an ally to the gay community when others in her circle were not.
The “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” singer, 26, appeared on RuPaul’s podcast, titled “RuPaul: What’s the Tee With Michelle Visage,” and recalled how she stood up in support of the LGBTQ community while working for Disney.
“I was one of the only kids on Disney that would come out and say that I supported all my gay friends,” said Cyrus, who starred for four seasons on Hannah Montana, as a pop singer with a double life. “And I would write these songs. No one could say that. I was young and no one really said that. That was just always really important to me, to find what mattered to me.”
In 2010 Cyrus wrote a song entitled “My Heart Beats for Love,” which was dedicated to a gay friend. She released this song while still starring on Hannah Montana.
Cyrus, who identifies as queer, says that being part of the LGBTQ community is also about, “being your f—ing self.”
“It doesn’t have to attach to who you love, it’s about you loving yourself more than who you love outside yourself,” she said. Cyrus has devoted a lot of her time and work to supporting the LGBTQ community, most notably via her nonprofit Happy Hippies which assists homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations.
When asked by RuPaul whatever happened to her alter ego, Cyrus joked that Montana had probably headed down a dark path.
“A lot of drugs,” Cyrus joked.
Cyrus also appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, performing a lip sync battle to Hannah Montana’s trademark song, “Best of Both Worlds.”
Cyrus married actor Liam Hemsworth back in December in a secret ceremony at the singer’s home in Franklin, Tennessee.
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