Sara Ramirez Explains Why She Came Out After Her Grey's Anatomy Character Did

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Zachary Zane

In conjunction with the upcoming, gay, coming-of-age romcom Love, Simon, People magazine has launched a series of videos called "Coming Out Stories."

The series features a number of famous LGBTQ actors, athletes, high-schoolers, and personalities as they all detail what it was like being closeted, as well as what happened when they came out. Tyler Oakley, Gus Kenworthy, and Anthony Bowens are just a few of the notable interviewees who have shared their stories.

There was one story, however, that was my favorite: actor Sara Ramirez. Sara is best known for playing the fictional bisexual character of Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy. Just a year and a half ago, Sara herself came out as bisexual and queer while speaking at the True Colors: 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles. Since then she has been a powerful voice in the LGBTQ community.

In just four short minutes, Sara explains when she knew she was bisexual, why she decided to keep her identity a secret, and why she finally decided to come out publicly when she did.

In the inspirational video she also discusses how her various identities intersect, and how they have shaped the person who she is today.

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