Miley Cyrus isn’t your average pop star.
In a recent interview with Paper Magazine, she bravely spoke about her own gender issues, saying she doesn’t relate to “being boy or girl” and that she’s had relationships with women.
Now she has launched a two-week Instagram campaign called InstaPride, in which she hopes to celebrate the stories of transgender and “gender expansive” people across the country.
Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation, which works with LGBT youth, says the campaign will celebrate “love, support, and resilience with portraits of transgender and gender expansive individuals from all walks of life.”
The series, which kicked off Monday, launched with images of Leo Sheng, a 19-year-old film student from Michigan (pictured above with Cyrus) who identifies as a transgender man.
“I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a room with so much love, pride, and respect for everyone’s journey,” Sheng said. “It was such a privilege to be included and I’m so humbled to be a part of something so special and beautiful. I hope that I can inspire those who have the ability to share their own stories to find their own voices.”
Story via Mashable.