Last night Miley Cyrus and Andy Cohen were honored at amfAR’s 6th annual Inspiration Gala for their work in the fight against AIDS. Miley is an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community and she’s also launched a new campaign on Instagram where she posts photos of people across the gender spectrum. She brands the photos with the hashtag #InstaPride. Transgender model Andreja Pejic cited Cyrus for her work;
“I think she is using her celebrity in a positive way and to … create some change. It’s nice to see and I don’t think a lot of celebrities do that. She’s a very genuine person and you can definitely see that she’s very excited for this opportunity and the charity… it’s really amazing to see.”
Miley arrived last night with photographer, poet and former contestant on Oxygen’s The Glee Project, Tyler Ford. She posted a photo of Ford on Instagram prior to the event saying;
“Tyler is a queer, biracial, agender person, whose pronouns are they/them/theirs.”
Miley created three artworks (below) that were auctioned at the event, altering the “Call Me Caitlyn” Vanity Fair covers. Jenner signed them, for the first time ever using the signature, “Caitlyn Jenner” and they raised a whopping $69,000! The gala also included a runway show, the awards presentation and performance by Mary J. Blige. amFAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research and HIV prevention and education. For more information, you can go here.
(Photos; Pacific Coast News, Instagram; via Yahoo News)