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Miley Cyrus Foundation Makes LGBTQ+ Fund Donation Following ‘Rainbowland’ School


Miley Cyrus Foundation Makes LGBTQ+ Fund Donation Following ‘Rainbowland’ School Ban

Story by Larisha Paul

Hayer Elementary School, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, was meant to feature Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton’s collaboration “Rainbowland” during a spring concert, but a teacher revealed earlier this week that the song was pulled from the lineup. In an email to Wisconsin Public Radio, Waukesha Superintendent James Sebert stated: “The question was around whether the song was appropriate for the age and maturity level of the first-grade students.”

But the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit founded by Cyrus in support of young people in the LGBTQ+ community and those facing homelessness, knows that the need for self-acceptance has no age.

“To the inspiring first grade students at Heyer Elementary, keep being YOU,” the organization tweeted on Wednesday. “We believe in our Happy Hippie heart that you’ll be the ones to brush the judgment and fear aside and make all of us more understanding and accepting.”

Happy Hippie Foundation will also be making a donation to Pride and Less Prejudice, an organization providing pre-K through 3rd grade classrooms with LGBTQ-inclusive books. “Read out loud, read out proud,” their mantra reads.


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