Miley has set up an #InstaPride campaign. Cyrus hopes that it will provide a forum for LGBT tales, from transgender, to gay, to what Miley uses as her own self-identification, which is gender fluid.
"I'm just equal," stressed Cyrus. "I'm just even. It has nothing to do with any parts of me or how I dress or how I look. It's literally just how I feel."
Miley revealed that she long has been known as the go-to person for questions about sex and gender.
"They all wanted to experiment. I was always the one."
Cyrus recalls the past with an increasingly different frame of reference, she told Time.
"People try to make everyone something," pointed out Miley. "You can just be whatever you want to be."
"I had to take them off immediately because of the way I looked," Cyrus recollects. "If I was me now, I would have been like, 'F*** you. Normal 14-year-olds have braces. I'm going to have braces on the show, so kids who have braces in real life know that's okay.' But I didn't have that in my mind then. I was coming from Nashville."
That was then, this is Miley at 22, with a no-holds-barred attitude about expressing herself and wearing what she wants.
"What I'm about is all about acceptance," summed up Cyrus.
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