Sara Ramirez Comes Out: Bi Plays Bi

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has come out as bisexual during a speech at an LGBT youth homelessness conference in Los Angeles this weekend.

She tweeted her speech segment, in which she said,

“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 colour, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish-American, Immigrant, and raised by families heavily routes 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 complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to.”

Her speech is on youtube here:

Sara, who played the bisexual character Callie Torres in the show, adds to the canon of bi actors who have played bi roles. Just last week a new run of The Fall began on the BBC where out-bi actress Gillian Anderson plays a bisexual character.