Miley Cyrus Licks Piano, Talks Malleable Sexual Identity at LGBT Gala Event: Photos

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Miley Cyrus licked a white grand piano as part of her acceptance speech at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 46th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 7. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Los Angeles LGBT Center

Just another day in the life of Miley Cyrus. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the outspoken songstress was honored for her work with the LGBT community at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 46th Anniversary Gala, and opted to lick a signed white grand piano as part of her acceptance speech.

“I really have to pee, so I’m going to make this kind of quick,” she began her speech after licking the aforementioned musical instrument. Cyrus, 22, was being honored with the Vanguard Award for her work with Happy Hippie and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

“The first day that I got to visit you all is a day that I never will forget,” she said. “And that’s because given the opportunity to sit in one of the support groups I walked away with a feeling of self-love that I have never been able to even give myself before. Because, you know my life until that point, I was subconsciously convinced that I had to label myself. Because everything in our life has to have a name. Everything in our life is something but I’m not a thing. We’re not a thing. We’re humans with feelings that change just like this weather — which we’ve gotta do something about, and I’m not alone.”

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The “Wrecking Ball” singer continued, explaining that she began to understand more the concept of a fluid sexual identity.

“I was so moved when I first heard someone sitting beside me say, ‘Some days I wake up and I’m the masculine version of myself and some days I wake up and I’m the feminine version of myself,’” she said. “And that’s totally okay. And the LGBT Center had the key to the lock on my cage and they set me free.”

Cyrus has previously spoken out about her sexuality and her experiences dating both men and women. In a June issue of Time magazine, the former child star explained that different people brought out different things in her.

Guys, for example, seemed to have an "overly macho energy" with her. "That made me feel like I had to be a femme-bot, which I'm not," she told the mag. "And then when I was with a girl, I felt like, 'Oh s–t, she's going to need someone to protect her, so I'm going to need to have this macho energy.' And that didn't feel right either."

Cyrus previously dated Liam Hemsworth and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and was briefly linked to Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell.

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