The pop star has launched a portrait series sharing stories from members of the trans community
Miley Cyrus has been doing her bit for gender equality recently, setting up a Happy Hippie foundation for disadvantaged LGBT youths, doing backyard sessions with notable LGBT artists as part of said foundation, and coming out in the sort of spectuacular fashion that only Miley Ray Cyrus could, in an interview with Paper magazine.
Now, to coincide with Pride, Cyrus has set up a campaign in conjunction with Instagram, in order to tell the stories of transgender and gender-variant people. Unless you've recently taken up residence under a rock, you'll no doubt be aware that trans people are more in the spotlight for positive reasons than ever before right now, from Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox to Andreja Pejić and Hari Nef. However, as the responses to Caitlyn Jenner's recent coming-out showed, plenty of people still don't get what it means to be trans – and plenty more act downright disgustingly towards transgender people.
With that in mind, Miley is launching a portrait series with Instagram, sharing pictures of transgender and non-binary people along with short parts of their stories. This is to educate the public, who shouldn't really have to be taught that trans people are just people, and showcase the great and varied bunch of trans people they have lined up.
Cyrus will be introducing us to one transgender or gender-variant person a day over the next two weeks, so keep an eye on her Instagram page if you want to meet them all. I don't know about you, but I love the badass new gender-liberation fighter Miley.