Actress Amber Heard came out gay at an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in Los Angeles on Friday.

She walked the red carpet with her girlfriend, photographer Tasya van Ree. The pair have been dating for two years.

The 24-year-old starred in the CW's Hidden Palms before moving on to the big screen. She'll appear as Johnny Depp's love interest in the upcoming film The Rum Diaries.

Speaking to lesbian entertainment website, Heard said she doesn't want to be “part of the problem.”

“I think that when millions and millions of hard-working, tax paying Americans are denied their rights and denied their equality you have to ask yourself what are the factors that are an epidemic problem and that’s what this is. Injustice can never be stood for. It always must be fought against and I just was sick of it being a problem,” she said.

“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 a part of the lies.”

“I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you're inadvertently admitting it's wrong. I don't feel like I'm wrong. I don't feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love or they were born how they were born,” she added.