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Miley Cyrus: 'I Always Hated the Word Bisexual'

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Just in time for National Coming Out Day, musician, activist, and actress Miley Cyrus' Variety feature hit shelves on Tuesday. In the article, she discusses her own coming out as pansexual and gender neutral.

My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word "bisexual," because that’s even putting me in a box. The universe has always given me the power to know I’ll be OK. Even at that time, when my parents didn’t understand, I just felt that one day they are going to understand.

Miley came out to Paper Magazine in 2015, and has recieved backlash ever since.  

Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I’d ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more.

To those who have labeled Cyrus as "bisexual," instead of her prefered label "pansexual," Miley offers this clarification: "I think the LGBTQ alphabet could continue forever. But there’s a 'P' that should happen, for 'pansexual.'"

Miley also discusses the 2016 Election (she's voting for Hillary!), working with Woody Allen on his Amazon show Crisis in Six Scenes, and being a judge on The Voice, which she revealed to be simply a platform for The Happy Hippie Foundation, her charity that works to fight injustice facing homeless and LGBTQ youths.

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