There was a time when the LGBTQ+ community was heavily discriminated against in the world of entertainment. It was difficult for actors and actresses to find any TV series or movies that openly focused on openly gay characters or were willing to hire them. This stigma had a negative impact on celebrities who were actually part of the LGBQT+ community.
Fortunately, here we are in 2021, and the entertainment industry has gradually become more and more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community, enabling them to be more widely understood, accepted, and even celebrated. To commemorate this monumental progression, we have listed over 75 beautiful celebrities who have bravely come out as being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Known for: Movies (Aquaman)
In an interview with Metro in 2011, Amber Heard pointed out that she doesn’t label herself one way or another. “I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman,” Heard said. “I love who I love; it’s the person that matters.” Heard was in a relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008 to 2012. Three years later, she tied the knot with Johnny Depp, but their marriage ended in a divorce, which was finalized in 2017. Heard then dated Elon Musk for a year, until early 2018. In 2020, she started dating cinematographer Bianca Butti.
Heard first gained mainstream recognition for her supporting roles in 2008 movies Never Back Down and Pineapple Express. She then went on to appear in 2011’s The Rum Diary, 2013’s Machete Kills, 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, and more recently, in 2018’s Aquaman.