Actress Sara Ramirez, best known for her role as Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, came out as bisexual in a speech at the True Colors Fund 40 to None Summit. The 40 to None Summit is a two-day event addressing LGBT youth homelessness across the country which brings together advocates, service providers, funders, government officials, and young people.
— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) October 8, 2016
Said Ramirez in the 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. 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.”
Watch Ramirez “speak her truth” in the video from the 40 to None Summit: