She came out publicly at GLAAD's 25th anniversary event in 2010, and has stated, "I don't label myself one way or another-I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman".
She further explained her decision to own her "private life" and shared to the magazine, "I happened to be dating a woman, and people started taking pictures of us walking to our auto after dinner". I [was] holding her hand, and I realised that I have two options: I can let go of her hand and, when asked about it, I can say that my private life is my private life. "Or I could not let go and own it".
In the interview, Heard recalled her "coming out" moment in Hollywood. "Everyone told me, 'You can not do this.' I had played opposite Nicolas Cage [in one movie] and in another I was playing opposite Johnny [Depp, her ex-husband], the Aquaman star explained". 'And I said, 'I can not do this any other way.
"Everyone said, 'You're throwing it all away". I didn't come out. "I was never in", she explained.
Heard went on to voice her dislike of the LGBTQ acronym label. "It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity". It was a great shield, but now we're stuck behind it. "The Rum Diary" star believes it is "important to resist labels", and thinks people will keep adding letters to the LGBTQ community until they realise "we are human".
'I don't care how many letters you add. "At some point, it's going to spell "WE ARE HUMAN", she asserted.
"History tends to favor those on the right side of it", said Heard. All of these debates seemed specific at the time, but if you pull back to the macro, there's a trend: fairness.