Former Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramierez gave a speech this past weekend at the True Color’s Fund 40 to None Summit where she 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. 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,” she said in her speech and re-iterated in a Twitter post on Saturday.
Tuesday, October 11, was National Coming Out Day. I hope that Sara Ramierez’s revelation inspires not only the youth but people of all ages to not hide their sexual identity anymore. Yes, our world is still full of hate, ignorance and prejudices, but people deserve to be happy with whomever they choose to be with and also happy with and for themselves, because that it was matters most. #LoveIsLove