Pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed that her mother found it hard to understand that she is interested in women.
In an interview with Paper Magazine Miley said “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with.
“Yo, I’m down with any adult – anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”
She recalls when she came out to her mother at 14-years-old that it was difficult for her to understand. “I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys,” she said.
“And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”
This follows on from an interview back in mid-March this year with the Associated Press where she had said that not all of her past relationships were “straight, heterosexual” ones. At the time Cyrus had refused to comment further.
Miley Cyrus has recently launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, aimed at helping homeless LGBT youths.
“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.”
In January 2015 Cyrus had visited homeless youth in a LGBT centre in the heart of Los Angeles, and it wasn’t just a random visit either. Lorri Jean, the CEO of the centre said: “In just a few minutes it became clear that she has educated herself about the problem of homeless youth in Hollywood, that she has great concern for LGBT youth and for the fight against AIDS, and she is genuinely determined to do something to make a difference.”