Is Sara Ramirez Still Married after Coming Out as Non-binary?
Sara Ramirez is a Mexican actor who found fame playing Dr. Callie Torres in Grey's Anatomy from 2006 to 2016. Ramirez’s portrayal as Torres broke barriers as the longest-running LGBTQ character in US television history.
Like their character in the popular series, the actor came out as bisexual in real life. In 2020, they identified themselves as nonbinary. They have also played another bisexual, non-binary role of Kat Sandoval in the political drama series Madam Secretary.
Here is all that we know about their personal life and coming out.
Ramirez Got Married in 2011
Not much is known about their private life since the duo keeps their marriage out of the limelight. In light of Ramirez's coming out, no news of their separation from their husband has surfaced so far.
Coming out as Bisexual
In 2016, Ramirez officially came out as bisexual and queer during a speech at the True Colors Fund's 40 to None Summit. True Colors Fund is a nonprofit organization that helps homeless LGBTQ youth in the United States.
In 2018, Ramirez shared their coming out story with People, expressing relief and liberation of finally owning up to their true self.
Witnessing all the incidents of anti-LGBTQ violence around the world including the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre in Florida, prompted Ramirez to come out.
The primary reason was the event left an incremental urgency for the Grey’s Anatomy alum to use their platform to empower the people of their community.
Despite knowing their truth and coming out to their friends and family since they were 18, it took a lot of courage to share the news publicly. They were afraid of discrimination they might face, inside and outside of Hollywood.
Although my caretakers were ill-equipped to support me in the ways that I needed and although I internalized a lot of bi-antagonism and biphobia and discrimination growing up, either in straight spaces or LG spaces, I knew my truth and my truth never went away.
Coming Out As Non-Binary
In August 2020, Ramirez officially came out as non-binary through a heartfelt Instagram post. Ramirez's pronouns are she/her and they/them.
"In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither," The caption read. They added the hashtag "#nonbinary."
Ramirez’s Philanthropic Works
Ramirez is also a philanthropist and has spent a lot of time advocating for LGBTQ rights. They serve on the boards of directors of True Colors United and The Task Force, as well as the LGBT Centers in San Diego, New York, and San Francisco.
Ramirez also supports BiNetUSA, the Bisexual Organizing Project, the American Institute of Bisexuality, NDLON, and Mujeres De Maiz. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation honored them with the Ally for Equality Award in 2015.