The Do The Right Thing star hid her feelings for the girl, named Michelle, until she revealed she was attracted to Perez as well.

During a speech for TrevorLIVE in New York on Monday (15Jun15), she said, "Every human being, whether they want to admit it or not, went through a period of questioning. I know I did."

"I suppressed the urge and suppressed the urge and suppressed the urge until Michelle one day started humping on me. I'm not the only one that went through this questioning period. I'm not the only one that suppressed those feelings."

Perez, who considers herself "a quasi-straight person", admits she never opened up about her past same-sex relationship because she was hurt when it ended.

She continues, "I still went through that period. And I thought I was all alone. That hurt kept me silent and that silence brought shame.

"I didn't have a community. I didn't have (LGBT organisation) The Trevor Project."

Perez married artist Eric Haze in 2013.