Tony winner for her role as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Ramirez made TV history when her beloved character Callie came out as bisexual on Grey’s Anatomy nearly a decade ago. Last October at the True Colors: 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles to combat LGBT homelessness, Ramirez came out as bisexual.
"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. “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."
While she was always a tireless advocate for LGBT people, she’s become even more of an activist and spokesperson for the queer community since coming out.