Amber Heard officially came out of the closet as a lesbian at GLAAD’s 25th Anniversary Bash Friday night. Heard and her girlfriend, Tasya van Ree, walked the red carpet together at the party in Hollywood.
Amber spoke about the decision to come out to AfterEllen.com, “I’m honored to be a part of GLAAD. I’ve long been a fan and long wanted to be a part of an organization as powerful, as influential and as important as GLAAD. I am acutely aware of the role that the media plays in influencing public opinion and influencing society, and with that awareness comes the burden of responsibility.”
AE: The media is obsessed with labels and labeling people. As an out actress, is that something that you’re concerned about or is it something you’re moving past because of GLAAD?
Amber: It’s hard. I think GLAAD is one of the many reasons that I, as a 24-year-old, can come out. I think that organizations like GLAAD make that possible because if it weren’t for opinions being changed, people being influenced, people being engaged to do the right thing, then there would be no prerogative for anyone to come out. Like I said, I can’t be a part of the problem. I hate the idea of a label just as much as anyone else but I’m with who I’m with, I love who I love and I’m if not a better actress than I was yesterday and my personal life should have no effect on that. I think that the injustice of people staying in the closet is more than I can bear with a clear conscience and I couldn’t sleep at night if I was a part of that problem, if I was part of the lies.”
In case if you didn’t know GLAAD stands for The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Guys, you may cry now – another gorgeous girl is officially off the market.