Miley Cyrus speaks to Ramin Setoodeh of Variety (yes, the guy who once wrote that Sean Hayes couldn't play straight) about Donald Trump (If you could ever consider Donald Trump, you never understood Bernie in the first place.), her activism and her gender and sexual orientation.
Saying she started to understand LGBTQ issues starting in “the fifth or sixth grade,” she asserts:
My first relationship in my life was with a chick.
She also says of her gender:
Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, “Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”
More specifically on her sexual orientation:
My mom is like an ’80s rock chick — big blonde hair, big boobs. She loves being a girl. I never felt that way. I know some girls that love getting their nails done. I fucking hated it. My nails look like shit. I don’t wax my eyebrows. I never related to loving being a girl. And then, being a boy didn’t sound fun to me. I think the LGBTQ alphabet could continue forever. But there’s a “P” that should happen, for “pansexual.”
In the same piece, she disses the Kardashians, which will likely be the element that gets the most play, but as a former teen-mag editor who has worked with and interviewed Miley Cyrus, it blows my mind the progress we are making in the arena of having major public figures speak frankly about their gender and sexuality.