We were thrilled to welcome Miley Cyrus to the Center on Wednesday, January 21! The superstar and activist toured our Youth Center with CEO Lorri L. Jean and met with some of the more than 1,100 homeless LGBT youth helped by the Center each year. After the tour, Miley joined one of the Center's Street Smart sessions - part of the Center's comprehensive programs that help LGBT youth transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
“I was quite impressed by Miley and by her genuine passion to help homeless youth,” said Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, “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% of those living with HIV are gay or bisexual males and a staggering 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. I’m grateful for the attention she’s bringing to the issue and look forward to working with her.”
The visit was coordinated by MAC AIDS Fund, as part of Cyrus' work with MAC Cosmetics. See more.