Miley Cyrus praises The Disney Channel for plans to introduce lesbian couple to Good Luck Charlie

She has long been an advocate of gay rights.

And Miley Cyrus took to her Twitter page on Sunday to praise her former employers The Disney Channel after hearing they planned to introduce a same-sex couple to one of their TV shows.

'Is this this true?!?!?! ' she wrote. 'I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation. They control…so much of what kids think! Life isn't bright sets & wardrobe & kids becoming superstars! This is INSPIRING.'

Producers of Disney sitcom Good Luck Charlie confirmed they are set to introduce a character with two lesbian mothers to the show.

'This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisers' they told TV Guide in a statement.

'Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.'

Bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood was also happy with the announcement, retweeting a link to the news and adding 'Hell yea.'

Miley, who even has an 'equals' tattoo on her finger to support equal rights, found fame on Disney channel show Hannah Montana which ran from 2006 to 2011.

She starred as an ordinary schoolgirl Miley Stewart who became a famous pop superstar by night.

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