Miley Cyrus recently took some time out of her busy schedule of sticking out her tongue and twerking to visit the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center and to meet with Center CEO Lorri L. Jean and the homeless LGBT youth served by the Center.
And we’ve got to tip our hats to Miley on this one. For someone who’s constructed a musical empire on the image of I’m a Millennial and I don’t care, she does seem to care. That’s more than we can say about most pop stars.
Following the tour, she joined a session of the Center’s Street Smart program — a facilitated discussion group that helps and encourages homeless LGBT youth to develop safer sex practices.
“I was quite impressed by Miley and by her genuine passion to help homeless youth,” said Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, “as well as her concern for the growing HIV infection rate among gay and bisexual young people. It’s a huge concern here in Los Angeles where 87% of those living with HIV are gay or bisexual males and a staggering 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. I’m grateful for the attention she’s bringing to the issue and look forward to working with her.”
In April of last year, Miley caused a bit of a stir when she sent a homeless youth up on stage to accept her Video of the Year VMA for “Wrecking Ball.”
And here she is licking a giant inflatable penis, just because.
Here are some more photos from Miley’s visit: