Amber Heard says she came out as bisexual to remove a ‘taboo’ and to be a role model… after holding hands with Corey Rae at the Golden Globes
Amber Heard was inspired to come out as bisexual to empower herself and other people coming to terms with their sexuality.
The 32-year-old actress felt it was her ‘responsibility’ to tell the world about her sexuality at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event back in 2010 and to remove to ‘taboo’ surrounding bisexuality so she could help young people with the same sexuality feel ‘less inadequate’ and give them ‘someone they could relate to.’
In an interview with IO Donna magazine, she said: ‘It was a period when my colleagues were increasingly demanding privacy and at the same time being bisexual was considered a taboo.’
She added, ‘But to be silent about something means to admit underneath that, that thing is wrong. But I knew it was not.
‘So I told about myself, to describe reality in a truthful way and to offer young people, someone, they could relate too, since people in my generation had grown up without any person to reference.
‘Who knows, thanks to me, maybe someone has felt less inadequate.