Actress Amber Heard came out of the closet at the GLAAD 25th anniversary celebration on Friday, confirming that she is indeed a lesbian.
Heard has starred in such films as “Zombieland” and “Pineapple Express”, and will soon portray the love interest of Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diaries”.
Heard came out with her current significant other, photographer Tasya van Ree. The two have been dating since 2008.
Heard recently spoke to AfterEllen.com about coming out as gay.
“I think when I became aware of my role in the media, I had to ask myself an important question ‘Am I part of the problem?’” she said. “And I think that when millions and millions of hard-working, tax paying Americans are denied their rights and denied their equality you have to ask yourself what are the factors that are an epidemic problem and that’s what this is.
“Injustice can never be stood for. It always must be fought against and I just was sick of it being a problem,” Heard added. “I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I don’t feel like I’m wrong.”
She’s also clearly in love with van Ree.
“She’s so beautiful. I mean, you’d have to be crazy not to want to go out with her!”
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