Miley Cyrus and late-night talk show host Andy Cohen were honored in New York Tuesday at amfAR’s sixth annual Inspiration Gala for their work in the fight against AIDS, reports The New York Post.
Cyrus has been an outspoken advocate in the LGBTQ community more recently, and has admitted to having intimate relationships with both men and women in the past.
“It’s really fun to be in the company of Miley Cyrus,” said Cohen. “Our names have never been spoken in the same sentence so I’m honored tonight. She’s an original and she’s a fighter and she speaks to a whole, new generation.”
The 22-year-old singer launched a new campaign on social media recently, branded “#InstaPride,” where she shares images of members within the LGBTQ communities.
Her work has also been praised by transgender model Andreja Pejic, who is the first Trans person to land the cover of Vogue magazine.
“I think she is using her celebrity in a positive way and to … create some change,” said Pejic. “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 and so it’s really amazing to see.”
Cyrus showed up to the gala Tuesday with agender poet and former contestant on Oxygen’s “The Glee Project,” Tyler Ford.” (Agender is often described as being gender neutral, not aligning with any gender).
“Tyler is a queer, biracial, agender person, whose pronouns are they/them/theirs.”
Meet Tyler (@tywrent), a 24 year old living in New York City, and my date for @amfar tonight!!! Tyler is a queer, biracial, agender person, whose pronouns are they/them/theirs. Tyler shares about their identity, experiences and hopes saying: “My whole life, I was led to believe that there were only two genders. I thought I had to shrink myself to fit into a box that was never going to contain me. It took years for me to find words for my gender identity, and to feel comfortable expressing myself as I am.” #happyhippiepresents #instapride @happyhippiefdn @instagram