Sara Ramirez has made a major admission about her personal life:
She is bisexual.
The actress, best known for her long-running role as Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, made this admission on Saturday in Los Angeles at the 40 To None Summit.
This is what Ramirez said to those in attendance at the event:
“So many of our youth experiencing homelessness are youth whose lives touch on many intersections, whether they be gender identity, gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship status.
“And because of the intersections that exist in my own life – woman, multiracial woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, immigrant, and raised by families heavily rooted in Catholicism on both my Mexican & Irish sides – I am deeply invested in projects that allow our youth’s voices to be heard.”
Ramirez went on to say that she wants to “support our youth in owning their own complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to.”
Following the appearance, Ramirez shared the quote on Twitter and Instagram.
She also wrote the following:
“#40ToNoneSummit #SpeakingMyTruth! Will post full video of speech soon! #ThankYou @TrueColorsFund #WomanOfColor #Bisexual #Queer #Immigrant.”
In a separate Tweet, the beloved TV star added:
“#ThankYou @TrueColorsFund 4 the work you do 2 end #LGBTQ #YouthHomelessness & your support #Woman #Latinx #Bisexual #Intersectionality.”
Ramirez is married to Ryan DeBolt. They wed in 2012.
She came on board Grey’s Anatomy full-time on Season 2 of the ABC series.
At that time, she served as a love interest to George O’Malley, but she eventually married a fellow female doctor a few years after George was killed in a bus accident.
So this ended up being an example of art mirroring real life.
The 40 to None Summit was named after the 40 percent of youth experiencing homelessness who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The actress left Grey’s Anatomy after 10 years this past May, a move that surprised show creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
“This one was different because it wasn’t a big planned thing,” Rhimes said at the Vulture Festival in NYC on May 22 of Ramirez departing.
“I had a different plan going and when Sara came in and said, ‘I really need to take this break,’ I was lucky that we’d shot the end of the season with her going to New York.”
We wouldn’t be surprised if Ramirez returns to the series at some point.
We congratulate her on this brave announcement.
She joins the following celebrities as stars who are out as bisexual: