Joan Jett and Miley's Backyard Session for LGBT Youth
It’s a well known fact that Miley Cyrus is a huge Joan Jett fangirl. From playing Jett’s songs at her concerts, to telling us about the first time she wanted to have sex with the rocker while inducting her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Miley has been showing massive amounts of love to the rock n’ roll queen. Now, the pair has released the first of a series of mini backyard sessions that are actually being held in Miley’s backyard, to promote her new non-profit The Happy Hippy Foundation.
Their mission ‘is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.’ We’ve been excited about Miley’s more philanthropic side since she brought Jesse Helt, 22 year old aspiring model who was homeless at the time, to accept her award at the VMAs. Donations that the foundation receives will be used to support the 1.6 million homeless people, and specifically, the 40% of LGBT teens who are kicked out of their homes after coming out.
Homelessness is one of the biggest issues among underprivileged and minority youth. While so many stars try to rally for marriage equality in the gay rights movement, the very real issue of where to sleep, where to eat and how to survive is often overlooked. We’re proud of Miley for tackling the practical issues that plague LGBT youth everyday. We also can’t wait to see what other cool collabs come out of the backyard sessions, but that’s besides the point. For now, we’re glad to see that Miley is still just being Miley.
You can donate to The Happy Hippy Foundation here