Amber Heard is a lot of things: actor, upcoming Queen of Atlantis in both Justice League and Aquaman, all-around badass LGBTI advocate.
She appears on the December cover of Allure magazine. In the extensive interview, she opens up about her own activism and sexuality.
‘I have supported the ACLU since I was 16,’ she told interview Danielle Pergament.
She adds that she also collected feminist propaganda from World War II when she was younger. Furthermore, she discusses her own experiences with misogyny without mentioning ex-husband Johnny Depp by name.
The interviewer then asked Heard if she identifies as bisexual. She’s been in relationships with both men and women in the past.
‘I don’t identify as anything,’ she responded simply.
Heard explained further: ‘I’m a person. I like who I like. I happened to be dating a woman, and people started taking pictures of us walking to our car after dinner. I [was] holding her hand, and I realized 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.’
However, she also reveals she was warned by people not to come out. They said it would threaten her career.
Heard’s response? ‘I cannot do this any other way. Watch me.‘
Like I said — badass.
For her, labels like LGBTQ are limiting.
‘As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters,’ she commented. ‘It was a great shield, but now we’re stuck behind it. It’s so important to resist labels.
‘I don’t care how many letters you add. At some point, it’s going to spell “WE ARE HUMAN.”‘
Heard appears alongside Jason Momoa as Mera in Justice League, which opens this Friday (17 November).