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Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace sing to support homeless LGBT youth and it’s glorious

Miley Cyrus has teamed up with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace to sing a cover of Androgynous in support homeless LGBT youth.

The pop star, rock legend Jett and Against Me! frontwoman Grace collaborated on the the Replacements’ song as part of Cyrus’ Backyard Sessions.

The series, which is exclusive Facebook videos, has been made to raise money for the singer’s recently-launched Happy Hippie Foundation, which supports homeless and LGBT youth.

Miley Cyrus sings to support homeless LGBT youth and it's glorious

Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace sung a cover of Androgynous (Picture: Miley Cyrus/Facebook)

Cyrus told Out: ‘I’m fighting for people I don’t know but it’s also a fight for people I do know, and people I’m close to and love.’

Grace came out as a transgender woman in 2012 and her most recent album, Gender Dysphoria Blues charts her struggle with gender identity.

The videos created for Backyard Sessions offer a handy ‘donate’ button so get donating!

YouTube sensation Eli Lieb's music videos don't lie

Singer tells GSN: ‘I’ve been openly gay my whole career and I don’t think there’s any other way to be’
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Photo: Eli Lieb via Twitter

Eli Lieb, whose cover of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball went viral last year on YouTube, likes to sing about love.

But the openly gay artist wants his songs to be relateable to both straight and gay audiences.

‘When you listen, it’s equal,’ he tells Gay Star News. ‘When you see my videos, it’s still equal and I try to make that the point – it’s just love as opposed to a gay relationship.’

While the songs can apply to straight or same-sex love, the videos leave no doubt that Lieb is into men.

‘I just write songs, I write pop songs. But when I make a video, you know (I’m gay) because if I’m writing a love song, I need to have another guy in the video – I’m not going to have a girl.’

Lieb, 35, has been performing for years and in 2009 he began recording covers of popular songs and posting them on YouTube.

He was still living in Fairfield, Iowa, and began to attract a following.

Lieb moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2013 and has since collaborated with such out artists as Adam Lambert, Cheyenne Jackson and Crystal Bowersox.

A year ago, his Wrecking Ball cover put him on the map and it has since had more than 3.5 million views. His single Young Love is not far behind with 2.7 million views and last week he released the video for his latest single Lightning In A Bottle.

He’s happy to be making a name for himself as his authentic self.

‘I’ve been openly gay my whole career,’ he says, ‘and I don’t think there’s any other way to be.’

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/youtube-sensation-eli-liebs-music-videos-dont-lie241114#sthash.8Bxp0cSF.dpuf