star shared something very intimate during a powerful speech. Callie on the Shonda Rhimes series, came out as bisexual while speaking at the True Colors: 40 to None Summit, a two-day conversation that addresses LGBT youth homelessness across the country, on Saturday morning in Los Angeles."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 said.#40To None Summit #Speaking My Truth! #Thank You @True Colors Fund #Woman Of Color #Bisexual #Queer #Immigrant pic.twitter.com/1q8Jm Kih9I— Sara Ramirez (@Sara Ramirez) October 8, 2016"And, 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 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 own complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to."Ramirez, who married husband Ryan De Bolt in 2011, has never openly spoken about her sexuality, but has admitted in the past that it comes to question because of her bisexual character on magazine back in 2011, Ramirez noted that she would receive hate mail for playing a lesbian on TV and openly supporting gay rights (Callie ended up getting into a very serious and long-term relationship with Arizona, played by Jessica Capshaw). A rep for the 36-year-old Mexican actress confirms that Sara tied the knot on July 4th.Ramirez's portrayal of the original Lady of the Lake in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot, won her acclaim and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Callie Torres, in ABC's long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy.The character's popularity soared as the series progressed, and Ramirez garnered multiple nominations for Best Actress at the ALMA Awards, and a Favorite Dramatic TV Actress nomination at the People's Choice Awards.Last June, Ryan got down on one knee and popped the question to Sara in Paris, France.At the time, witnesses described the romantic exchange that took place when Ryan proposed. "She looked several times at her ring," the onlooker added. The character was created by series' producer Shonda Rhimes, and is portrayed by Sara Ramirez. Eventually becoming an attending orthopedic surgeon, the character was originally contracted to appear on a recurring basis, but received star billing in the third season. is a fictional character from the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, which airs on the ABC in the United States.
Further storylines include relationships between her and plastic surgeon, Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), cardiothoracic surgeon Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), as well as a marriage to pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw).
The 41-year-old actress revealed that she's bisexual while giving a speech at the True Colors Fund's 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday. #Thank You @True Colors Fund #Woman Of Color #Bisexual #Queer #Immigrant." #40To None Summit #Speaking My Truth! #Thank You @True Colors Fund #Woman Of Color #Bisexual #Queer #Immigrant pic.twitter.com/1q8Jm Kih9I Sara Ramirez (@Sara Ramirez) October 8, 2016 RELATED: 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sara Ramirez Gets Married Ramirez, who married husband Ryan De Bolt in 2012, has never spoken openly about her sexuality, despite playing a bisexual character, Callie Torres, on "Grey's Anatomy." The actress announced she was leaving the show in May, after 10 seasons.
WATCH: 'Grey's Anatomy' Boss Addresses Sara Ramirez's Exit: 'I Had a Different Plan' "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," she said. "I'm deeply grateful to have spent the last 10 years with my family at Grey's Anatomy & ABC but for now, I'm taking some welcome time off," she wrote on Twitter.
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Meanwhile, Catherine comes into town and really shakes things up with April and Jackson, on 'Grey's Anatomy,' THURSDAY, MARCH 31 (- p.m. (Photo by Ron Batzdorff/ABC via Getty Images) SARA RAMIREZNEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Sara Ramirez attends the New York premiere of Mar Vista Entertainment's LOSERVILLE in partnership with STOMP Out Bullying at Village East Cinema on October 3, 2016 in New York City.
In the aftermath of the breakup, she meets and has a one-night stand with plastic surgeon Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), who becomes her friend.