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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:59am ET by  

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Miley Cyrus: 'My whole life I didn't understand my own sexuality'

Miley Cyrus is one of Variety magazine's cover stars for their 'Power of Women' issue.

Speaking about sexuality, the LGBT rights advocate said:

"My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word 'bisexual' because that's even putting me in a box. I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl.

"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 it, I just felt that one day they are going to understand."

Other women who feature in Variety's Power of Women issue include Lauren Cox, Helen Mirren, Ava Duvernay and Scarlett Johansson.

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