Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full...

Posted by Miley Cyrus on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Miley Cyrus just announced the launch of the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization whose "mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations." It's a cause Miley has been passionate about for a while now (you'll remember that she brought a young homeless man as her date to the 2014 MTV VMAs) and now with Happy Hippie, she's created a larger platform to discuss issues and find solutions to problems facing these groups (for instance, the organization cites a statistic that 40% of the homeless youth population identify as LGBT and family rejection is the most common reason given for their homelessness).

To announce the charity's launch, Miley enlisted Joan Jett to perform a duet of Jett's "Different" from her 2013 album, Unvarnished. The performance also marks the return of Miley's "Backyard Sessions" and we hear there'll be more backyard collabs in support of Happy Hippie including sessions with Ariana Grande and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace. To find out more about the charity, go HERE.
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