“A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person”

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM

We’re super happy for Miley and Liam, but we’re even happier to see Miley showing her support for the LGBTQI+ community – rejecting the idea that her marriage makes her less queer.

Miley Cyrus has said that marrying Liam Hemsworth has not stopped her from being “a proud member of the LGBTQI+ community.” The couple met back in 2009, filming for The Last Song when Miley was just 16. Despite a two year split, life brought them back together, and now look at them!

In an interview with Vanity Fair she stated that the pair are “redefining, to be fucking frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship.”

Miley has been a huge part of the community since coming out as pansexual in 2015 and then gender-neutral in 2017. She went on to say, “a big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person.”

“What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level.”

She explains, “It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation – I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender.”

“Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.” She says that this is true of her marriage to Hemsworth. It’s not a relationship between two straight people like a lot of people may think.

She goes on to say, “Like, who gives a fuck if he’s a guy, if I’m a girl, or if he was a woman — who gives a fuck? We really are stronger together. One is the loneliest number.”

“Being someone who takes such pride in individuality and freedom, and being a proud member of the LGBTQI+ community, I’ve been inspired by redefining again what a relationship in this generation looks like.”

We’re so pleased to see Miley speaking up about this and not letting the media erase her sexuality. Like we even needed another reason to be more obsessed with her.

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