Miley Cyrus, Laura Jane Grace + Joan Jett Perform ‘Androgynous’ for Happy Hippie Foundation
Miley Cyrus just released another cover in conjunction with her Backyard Sessions video series. This time she teamed up with Joan Jett and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace -- who came out as a transgender woman in 2012 -- to perform their own version of the Replacement's ode to the dissolution of gender roles, "Androgynous."
Miley's Backyard Sessions are meant to bring awareness to the launch of her Happy Hippie Foundation -- an organization that helps support homeless and LGBT youth. While some celebrities slap their names on charity organizations or claim to support a cause while doing little legwork themselves, Miley seems to be a true advocate for the things she cares about. She recently spoke with the Associated Press about using her celebrity platform to raise awareness, and she cited her shock-value tactics as a necessary evil in drawing attention to herself.
She said, "When you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot. It’s like, I know you’re going to look at me more if my (breasts) are out, so look at me. And then I’m going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.”
She went on to say, "The position I’m in, I feel like I’ve got a lot of power. But so many kids don’t feel that way. They’re under their parents’ rule.”
The AP goes on to say that money raised by Miley's organization will fund "digital support groups" for LGBT youth as well as supporting My Friend's Place, a Hollywood-based organization that helps homeless youth.
You can check out Miley, Laura Jane and Joan perform "Androgynous" over on Miley's Facebook page.
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