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Miley Cyrus knows how to launch a charity, that's for sure

Miley Cyrus is bringing back her fun "Backyard Sessions" music performance series, but this time with a purpose. The "Wrecking Ball" singer just launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting at-risk LGBT and homeless youth. She kicks things off by dueting with none other than Joan Jett on a rendition of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "Different," and further duets feature Ariana Grande, Melanie Safka and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace.

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"I want to use my voice as a megaphone to young people everywhere and encourage human evolution," Cyrus says. "No one should have to hide who they really are, no matter what his or her name, gender or status. That's why Happy Hippies are here to say that every life is valuable." There's no joke here, I just think she's doing something awesome.

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Happy Hippie Presents: "Different" featuring Joan Jett

Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full video of Joan Jett and i performing “Different” now and donate to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families #HappyHippie All the videos will be released here first so check back soon for more special musical collaborations!The Happy Hippie Foundation is dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. To learn more about the foundation, click here: http://miley.lk/happyhippie

Posted by Miley Cyrus on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
 
 
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