Actress Sara Ramirez on Saturday
revealed for the first time publicly that she's bisexual.
“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 told a
crowd at the True Colors Fund's 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles.
“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
The 41-year-old Ramirez is best known
for playing Dr. Callie Torres on the ABC medical drama Grey's
Anatomy. She won a Tony for her portrayal of the Lady of the
Lake in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot.
Ramirez, who is married to husband Ryan
DeBolt, has kept quiet about her sexuality despite playing a bisexual
woman who eventually married a woman on Grey's Anatomy
for 10 years.