Miley Cyrus Discusses Being Pansexual & Gender Neutral

In the fall of 2015, Miley Cyrus opened up to Elle UK and Paper magazine about being pansexual and identifying as gender neutral.

She told Paper, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”

Now Cyrus has opened up to Variety about her how she knew that she is pansexual. Cyrus states “I think when I figured out what it was. I went to the LGBTQ center here in L.A. and I started hearing these stories. I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life. 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. I was like, “Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”

Miley Cyrus has evolved into a queer icon who pushes the boundaries of mainstream notions of gender and sexuality.

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