Miley Cyrus has long been one of the most outspoken advocates for LGBT rights, and was honored for her work when the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrated its 46th anniversary on Saturday. Miley received the Vanguard Award, and in true Miley fashion, gave an acceptance speech for the ages.
“I really have to pee, so I’m going to make this kind of quick,” she said after licking (yes, licking) a signed piano on stage.
“The first day that I got to visit you all is a day that I never will forget,” Miley said. “And that’s because, given the opportunity to sit in one of the support groups, I walked away with a feeling of self-love that I have never been able to even give myself before. Because, you know my life until that point, I was subconsciously convinced that I had to label myself—because everything in our life has to have a name. Everything in our life is something, but I’m not a thing. We’re not a thing. We’re humans with feelings that change just like this weather—which we’ve gotta do something about, and I’m not alone.” Preach, Miley.
Watch the whole speech, in which she also recalls the moment when she began to understand the idea of of a fluid sexual identity, above.