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Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez Comes Out as Bisexual | JustJared

Sara Ramirez came out as bisexual while giving a speech at the 40 to None Summit on Saturday morning (October 8) in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress, who is married to husband Ryan DeBolt, shared her truth in her speech.

“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,” Sara said. “And, because of the intersections that exist in my own life: Woman, multi-racial 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, and that support our youth in owning their own complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to.”

On Grey’s, Sara played the role of Dr. Callie Torres, who also identifies as bisexual.

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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, an 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, and that support our youth in owning their own complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to.

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The potential for creating empathy around issues greatly affecting our youth greatly excited me and motivated me as we moved forward. 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. My intention in creating this project is not only to educate and create healthy, productive and healing civic dialogue and safe spaces, but it is also to create empathy. It’s to create empathy for our youth in a world that is sorely lacking it.

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Tell the world that she belongs to no man. That she is a lady, a warrior, a tsunami, and she belongs only to herself. {Inspiration}

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We Will See You Again (February 26, 2006 - May 19, 2016)

“I’m deeply grateful to have spent the last ten years with my family at Grey’s Anatomy and ABC but for now I’m taking some welcome time off. Shonda’s been so incredible to work for, and we will definitely continue our conversations! I send my love to Ellen, the rest of the cast and crew, and I look forward to always being a part of the Shondaland family!” - Sara Ramirez