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01/26/2015 10:59 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Miley Cyrus Becomes Face of MAC Viva Glam, Visits Los Angeles LGBT Center

We love Miley!

One of our favorite pop stars and queer allies has yet again made an awesome pro-LGBT move, this time joining MAC as the face of the company's Viva Glam campaign.

Viva Glam is a component of the MAC AIDS Fund, a program whose proceeds are donated toward HIV/AIDS research. Previous celebrities to serve as the face of the campaign include Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and RuPaul.

Cyrus sat down with "Good Morning America" last week to discuss this new MAC partnership, as well as her commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"I'm not the way people try to make me seem. I don't go around just trashing hotel rooms and partying... I think [it is important to empower] those affected by HIV and giving them hope -- letting them know there's people out there fighting for them -- especially not just for the cure but to end this kind of stereotype. I think it's fun for young people to go buy a lipstick and know that it's actually going towards changing the way their future is going to be."

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"Good Morning America" also joined Cyrus as she visited the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center to meet with CEO Lorri L. Jean and the homeless youth that the center serves.

“I was quite impressed by Miley and by her genuine passion to help homeless youth,” Jean said in a statement, “as well as her concern for the growing HIV infection rate among gay and bisexual young people. It’s a huge concern here in Los Angeles where 87 percent of those living with HIV are gay or bisexual males and a staggering 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT. I’m grateful for the attention she’s bringing to the issue and look forward to working with her.”

Cyrus has been a long-time supporter of the queer community, having previously claimed that she believes "everyone's a little bit gay." The "We Can't Stop" singer also has the equality symbol tattooed on her middle finger in support of same-sex marriage and applauded The Disney Channel for including a same-sex couple in their programming. According to Cyrus, her gay fans are her favorite fans.

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