Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie Torres on the long-running ABC medical drama and who came out as bisexual in 2016, updated their social media bio to describe themselves as a “non-binary human” and to note that their pronouns are she/they.
They write: “New profile pic. In me is the capacity to be: Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither.”
Ramirez rose to fame playing a bisexual character on the show. They came out as bi, themselves, in the wake of the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre, saying:
“Coming out publicly was something that I was afraid of because I was concerned that it would affect my career in a negative way,” they said.
“I was afraid of the discrimination I might face, not just outside Hollywood, but inside.”
“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.”
Ramirez had no regrets about their decision, saying: “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.”
(via Pink News; photo: Avalon)