Cyrus teamed up with Jett and transgender Against Me! singer Grace for a cover of the Replacements song “Androgynous” for a video benefiting Cyrus recently launched Happy Hippie Foundation, which seeks to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.
The clip is part of Cyrus’ Backyard Sessions video series, which also includes a video of Grace and Against Me! bandmate Atom Willard performing the group’s song “True Trans Soul Rebel.”
“Androgynous,” which first appeared on the Replacements’ 1984 album “Let It Be,” was covered by Jett on her 2006 album “Sinner.”
In an op-ed earlier this week, Cyrus wrote that she founded Happy Hippie when, through her work helping homeless youth, she discovered that a large percentage of that population is LGBT.
“For a year, my focus has been on helping homeless youth, and it was heartbreaking to hear that 40 percent of homeless teens identify as LGBT. The more I learned about what life can be like as a transgender person, the more I realized how especially woven into homelessness that is,” Cyrus wrote. “Acceptance is a huge step towards eradicating youth homelessness. Being who you are and who you want to be has nothing to do with gender, sexuality, body type, race, or age.”
Cyrus recently inducted Jett, of “Bad Reputation” and “I Love Rock and Roll” renown, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.