Voice for Equality: Miley Cyrus
October 22, 2009Miley Cyrus is an American pop-rock singer and television and film actress. Cyrus is best known for starring as the title character in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. Cyrus' solo music career began with the release of her debut album, Meet Miley Cyrus on June 23, 2007, which included her first top ten single See You Again. Her second album, Breakout, was released on July 22, 2008. Breakout is Cyrus' first album that does not involve the Hannah Montana franchise. Both albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. In 2008, she appeared in the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert film. Cyrus also starred in Bolt in 2008, and recorded I Thought I Lost You for the soundtrack for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. She starred in the film spin-off of Hannah Montana, titled Hannah Montana: The Movie which was released on April 10, 2009. In 2008, Cyrus was listed in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. Learn more here.
In April 2009, following the Miss USA pageant controversy involving Carrie Prejean, Miley Cyrus came out publicly in support of marriage equality on Twitter chatting with Perez Hilton and Heidi Montag. Montag had already tweeted to Hilton:
I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married. So, yes, this blonde Christian believes in gay marriage and I hope to one day go to YOUR wedding, Perez!!!Miley Cyrus then responded to Hilton via Twitter, saying:
I second that!!! Wow Heidi is smart!!! She's amazing.Cyrus then went on to say:
Everyone deserves to love and be loved...and judging is not loving. [Link]Freedom to Marry salutes Miley Cyrus as a Voice for Equality! See other Voices for Equality here.
If Miley's support inspires you - take action! Link to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality to find out how you can help with the vital work of preserving marriage equality in Maine!
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