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Happy Hippie Foundation: Providing help, hope and jams!

Miley Cyrus is known on a wide spectrum, from her time as Hannah Montana to the “Wrecking Ball” she is today. While many people think she’s a bit over the top, I think Miley’s finally getting to be herself (as she’s stated countless times). And apparently herself wants to provide that same opportunity for the youth across America. Sounds pretty good to me.
 
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The Happy Hippie Foundation is its name, and providing support and awareness is the game! Let’s take it back to the 2014 Video Music Awards when Cyrus made the BIGGEST statement ever by having a homeless man accept her Video of the Year Award. Remember that?! That was the gesture that sparked her interest in developing The Happy Hippie Foundation. She’s also stated, in several interviews, that she was moved to do something after the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn. Recognizing that the world is her stage, Cyrus has decided to bring attention to a worthy cause.
 
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In recent months, Cyrus has expressed her personal opinion of/experience with homophobia by exposing her own dating history (your dreams of dating Miley are real, y’all!). Calling out politicians on Instagram, retweeting commentary from the National Center for Transgender Equality during Bruce Jenner’s interview, and speaking out about her own gender fluidity, has shown us that Cyrus is very serious about LGBT rights and she is willing to go the extra mile to support them. So kudos to Miley Cyrus for stepping up, at age 22, and creating a vision that will help homeless and LGBTQ youth everywhere!
 

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The Happy Hippie Foundation has already generated some hype through its Backyard Sessions. With guests like Ariana Grande, Melanie Safka, Laura Jane Grace and Joan Jett joining the party (and providing some killer performances) this cause is becoming a major support for homeless and LGBTQ youth. Performances are posted on The Happy Hippie Foundation’s Facebook page and Website alongside direct links for you to make donations to the cause. Any money raised will help to create digital support groups for LGBTQ youth and their families. The Happy Hippie Foundation is also assisting My Friend’s Place – a center for homeless youth in Hollywood, CA.
 

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New songs, fresh videos, and hilarious memes of celebrities wearing Happy Hippie apparel (thank you, Photoshop!) are a clear indication there’s plenty more to come from this foundation. I, personally, am looking forward to the change that this foundation is going to make for LGBTQ homeless youth. So let’s watch, donate, or set up a backyard session in support of the cause!

 

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Check out their Facebook, Instagram, Website and Twitter for future updates.