Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez came out as non-binary on a Thursday night (August 27) in a touching Instagram post. Fans of Ramirez, who came out as bisexual in 2016, were absolutely euphoric at the news.
Ramirez, who played Callie Torres on the hit ABC medical drama, also updated their social media bio to describe themselves as a “non-binary human” and to note that their pronouns are she/they.
Uploading a photograph of their new Instagram display picture, the American-Mexican actor, 44, donned a purple v-neck t-shirt and triangle earrings to say: “New profile pic”.
“In me is the capacity to be: Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither.”
Playing a character, who came out to her father as bisexual in 2009, during season five of Grey’s Anatomy, Sara Ramirez bulldozed the way for countless bisexual characters.
Seven years later, Ramirez came out as bi in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre. They said that the tragedy sparked their decision to come out.
Sara: ‘I was afraid of the discrimination I might face, not just outside Hollywood, but inside. Coming out publicly was something that I was afraid of because I was concerned that it would affect my career in a negative way. As the years went by, and as the political climate intensified, and as I continued to read and hear about the countless forms of violence perpetrated against us, including the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub, an organic, incremental urgency to use my platform to empower those who are part of these communities that I’m a part of came over me in a way that I’ve never felt before. Coming out publicly has given me a sense of relief. It’s been a form of liberation for me to own all of my identities so that I no longer feel the need to hold back or hide any parts of myself when I walk through any threshold in life.”
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