As is increasingly the case, Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of teen heartthrob-cum-pirate Johnny Depp, has come out as not straight with very little fanfare. Depp was photographed for the Self Evident Truths Project by her friend and photographer iO Tillett Wright, who is the project's creator. The project seeks to photograph 10,000 Americans who identify themselves as anywhere on the sliding scale of LGBTQ identity.
"I’m so proud of my baby girl @lilyrose_depp," Wright, who on her website states that she prefers she/her/hers pronouns, wrote, sharing the photo on Tumblr. "She decided she wanted to be in @selfevidentproject and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the family. She’s a tiny gem of a good human."
Depp shared another photo from the shoot on her Instagram. She's pictured alongside friends Walker Bunting and Amelia Kring, all three are wearing shirts that bear the Self Evident Truths Project's #WeAreYou slogan. (Rosie O'Donnell was photographed in a similar shirt this week as well.)
Lily-Rose Depp, 16, is the older of two children Johnny Depp had with longtime partner Vanessa Paradis. Depp and Paradis split after 14 years together in June 2012; he has since married actress Amber Heard who, herself, does not identify as 100 percent straight.
In a study released last week, nearly one-third of Americans under 30 chose to identify themselves as something other than "completely heterosexual." Depp joins an ever growing posse of young celebrities — including Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, and Cara Delevingne — who have refused to label their sexuality as either hetero- or homosexual.