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". "I happened to be dating a woman and people started taking pictures of us walking to our vehicle 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.
"Before the Grabber in Chief, before the reeling back that we collectively had as women, I had already had my own reeling back". She added: "They pointed to no other working romantic lead, no other actress, that was out".
The interviewer then asked Heard if she identifies as bisexual.
When she starred opposite Nicolas Cage in 2011's "Drive Angry", followed by "The Rum Diary" that same year with her ex, Heard claimed critics believed she was putting her career in jeopardy as the romantic lead. "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]".
"Everyone said, 'You're throwing it all away".
The Friday Night Lights alum also shared her belief that the LGBTQ acronym is "limiting". Watch me.' I didn't come out. "I was never in", she explained. It served a function as an umbrella for marginalised people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity. "As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters". 'It was a great shield, but now we're stuck behind it.
Heard added that she doesn't 'identify as anything, ' saying, 'It's so important to resist labels.
'I don't care how many letters you add. I did not realize how far we have to go to be equal.
"History tends to favor those on the right side of it".