Sara Ramirez, who is known to keeping her private life very private, decided to speak the truth in a very public way.
The actress, best known for playing Dr. Callie Torres on the hit ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy,” came out as bisexual and queer while speaking at the True Colors: 40 to None Summit, a two-day conference that addresses LGBT youth homelessness across the country.
"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," Ramirez said during her inspiring speech on Saturday.
She continued: "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 and 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."
The 41-year-old actress is married for Ryan DeBolt since 2012 and has never openly spoken about her sexuality. However, she has admitted that people have questioned it because of her character on “Grey’s Anatomy” identifies bisexual.
After Ramirez’s speech, the True Colors Fund tweeted, "We're so moved & inspired to see our dear friend/board member @SaraRamirez share her truth at our #40toNone Summit."
Ramirez announced she was leaving "Grey's Anatomy" in May after 10 seasons.
"I'm deeply grateful to have spent the last 10 years with my family at Grey's Anatomy & ABC but for now, I'm taking some welcome time off," she tweeted. "Shonda [Rhimes has] been so incredible to work for, & we will definitely continue our conversations!"