Miley Cyrus received the Vanguard Award from the LGBT Center on Saturday at the 46th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles and proved that she'll literally do anything for charity.
The 22-year-old pop star has been very open about her sexuality and her involvement in raising awareness for the LGBT community, especially with her Happy Hippy Foundation, so it only made sense to present her with this award, according to Entertainment Tonight. She was praised by the LGBT Center for efforts in "pushing boundaries in ways that few have had the courage to do."
When it came time for the auction of the night, musician Linda Perry asked that Cyrus join her on stage and help her get the bids started by licking the piano, according to Us Weekly. The white piano had become a famous instrument at the center and was not only donated by Ruby Rose, but had been used and signed by musicians like Christina Aguilera, Adam Lambert and Gwen Stefani.
The piano ended up selling for $50,000 and she couldn't be happier that her lick was for a good cause. "I want all of you to know that I feel beyond grateful to be in a room full of so many people who care so much about others because, unfortunately, that is way too rare in the world that we live in today," Cyrus told the crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm thinking of tonight as not as celebrating what we've already done, but what we're doing and what we're going to do in the future."
"The first day that I got to visit you all is a day that I never will forget," she continued to say. "And that's because given the opportunity to sit in one of the support groups I walked away with a feeling of self-love that I have never been able to even give myself before. Because, you know my life until that point, I was subconsciously convinced that I had to label myself. Because everything in our life has to have a name. Everything in our life is something but I'm not a thing. We're not a thing. We're humans with feelings that change just like this weather - which we've gotta do something about, and I'm not alone."
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