Miley Cyrus recently started the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization to benefit homeless and LGBTQ kids. And last week, as part of that initiative, she posted video of herself, along with Joan Jett and Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, playing a feelgood backyard acoustic cover of the Replacements’ “Androgynous.” This is about the most badass thing that someone with Cyrus’ public profile can do, and it didn’t stop there. As part of that same Backyard Sessions, she sat in with Grace and Against Me! drummer Atom Willard (along with a bunch of other dudes, presumably from Cyrus’ backing band) to sing backup on “True Trans Soul Rebel,” the most anthemic song from Against Me!’s strident, excellent 2014 album Transgender Dysphoria Blues. This is sort of like if Cyndi Lauper sang backup on a Circle Jerks song in 1985, except that that wouldn’t have made any trans kids feel better about themselves. It’s an extremely weird and nice and encouraging sight, and you can witness it below.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues is out now on Against Me!’s Total Treble label, and it rules so hard.