Miley Cyrus has celebrated Pride Month in the most spectacular way. Filmed at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium the artist along with a lineup of country stars have filmed an hour-long concert to be released this week. The Stand By You Pride Special unveiled a snippet of the event overnight which features a rendition of Cher’s 1998 hit, “Believe”.
Standing on the stage in a glittering feather thigh-high split skirt and halter-neck crop, Cyrus introduced six fabulous drag queen’s to sing and dance alongside her. The queer country idols included Brothers Osborne and Orville Peck and allies Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton and Little Big Town. If you watch one thing today, make it this. It’s guaranteed to make you smile.
Set to be released to the US streaming service Peacock on June 25, the concert features live performances of “Party in the U.S.A.” and “The Climb” as well as LGTQI+ anthems such as Cindy Lauper’s “True Colours” and Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You”.
Cyrus herself has long identified as being pansexual (meaning they are attracted to a person regardless of their sex or gender identity). Following her split from Liam Hemsworth in 2019, the singer admitted her relationship was “unique”.
“I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women,” she said at the time.
Cyrus joins the likes of Cara Delevingne and Lottie Moss who also identify as pansexual.
Speaking to Variety in 2020, Delevingne said, “The thing is with me, I change a lot. I feel different all the time. Some days, I feel more womanly. Some days, I feel more like a man.”
“I always will remain, I think, pansexual,” she continued. “However one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she,’ I fall in love with the person — and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person.”