It's National Coming Out Day and Miley Cyrus was already out. But in case you were confused about how she identifies, don't worry, she was, too! The pop star opened up in a new interview with Variety about coming to terms with her own gender and sexual identity, which she describes as "pansexual" because "bisexual" is too limiting.

(She doesn't care if you're a man, a woman, or a piece of construction equipment.)


"My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality," she said. "I always hated the word 'bisexual,' because that's even putting me in a box."

Cyrus then went on to explain that she basically doesn't "see" gender when it comes to dating (#same), discusses her first relationship (it was with a "chick") and something about nipple pasties (it's Miley):

I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl. Also, my nipple pasties and shit never felt sexualized to me. My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick. I grew up in a very religious Southern family. The universe has always given me the power to know I'll be OK. Even at that time, when my parents didn't understand, I just felt that one day they are going to understand.


It's possible that coming out as not-straight isn't super-easy when Billy Ray Cyrus is your dad.

But props to Miley for being true to Miley. Because gay, straight, pansexual, bisexual, with nipple pasties or without, we're all human beings. Even Miley.

Sources: Rolling Stone