Miley Cyrus Announces Happy Hippie Foundation To Benefit LGBT Youth, Backyard Sessions Featuring Ariana Grande & Others

Robbie Daw | May 5, 2015 10:40 am
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After premiering her Dirty Hippie art late last summer during New York Fashion Week, Miley Cyrus has officially launched her Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit organization that, according to a press release, is “dedicated to rallying young people to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.”

This announcement of Happy Hippie comes with the first in a series of “Backyard Sessions” performances (held in Miley’s own yard) that are said to feature “other prominent artists who support the mission of Happy Hippie.” These artists include Joan Jett, Laura Jane Grace, Melanie Safka and Ariana Grande.

A video clip featuring Cyrus and Jett performing the song “Different” is viewable on Miley’s Facebook wall as of today. Each subsequent music video is set to debut exclusively on Facebook and will include a “donate” feature that enables fans to make a direct donation to The Happy Hippie Foundation.

As for where your donated cash will be going, the press release states the following:

Funds raised will create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families. This new technology will provide a safe, affirming experience for youth, no matter where they are, and directly connect them and their families with additional support services.

“Pointless judgment and its effects are unfortunately something that is way to [sic] common. All humans have valid feelings and rights! I want to use my voice as a megaphone to young people everywhere and encourage human evolution,” says Cyrus. “No one should have to hide who they really are, no matter what his or her name, gender or status. That’s why Happy Hippies are here to say that every life is valuable!”

Are you feeling generous? Then go make those hippies happy by watching the “Different” performance and donating to Miley’s new foundation.

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