In a new interview with Paper magazine, Miley Cyrus discussed several topics ranging from her philanthropic foundation Happy Hippie Foundation (which raises funds and awareness for homeless and LGBT youth) to her creative process to her sexuality. And what everyone is abuzz about is what Cyrus had to say about her sexuality.
Here’s an excerpt from her Paper interview:
She [Cyrus] says she has come to consider her own sexuality — even her own gender identification — fluid. ‘I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me,’ she says. ‘I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.’ She says she’s had romantic entanglements with women that were just as serious as the ones (Liam Hemsworth, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nick Jonas) that ended up in Us Weekly. ‘I’ve had that,’ she admits. ‘But people never really looked at it, and I never brought it into the spotlight.’
Cyrus then goes on to tell Paper about the moment that she told her mother about her sexuality:
She [Cyrus] recalls confessing to her mother, at age 14, that she had romantic feelings toward women. ‘I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys,’ she says. ‘And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.’
So there you have it. Cyrus has publicly revealed that she is gender fluid and bisexual/pansexual, and she has essentially given gender fluidity a public name and a face.*
May Cyrus spread gender fluid awareness everywhere. Amen.
*This may be the very first time that a celebrity has publicly announced that she is gender fluid.