Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez reveals they identify as non-binary

Danny Thompson
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Sara Ramirez at The CBS EyeSpeak Summit at the Pacific Design Center in March, 2018, in West Hollywood, California. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Sara Ramirez at The CBS EyeSpeak Summit at the Pacific Design Center in March, 2018, in West Hollywood, California. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has taken to social media to reveal they identify as non-binary.

Ramirez, known for playing Dr. Callie Torres on the popular medical drama, came out to their 2 million Instagram followers and changed the bio section to reveal the preferred pronouns of she/they.

In an updated profile picture, Ramirez wrote: “In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy Boyish girl Boyish boy Girlish girl All Neither.”

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The post ended with the hashtag #nonbinary

The announcement was celebrated by the star’s friends and followers.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Miss Peppermint said: “I love you with every fiber. You are such a bright light it's almost Hard to fathom.

“Thank you for sharing. I can only think how many young folks will feel even more held by you. No pressure. I'm just SO PROUD. I'm in tears.”

Pal and actress Danielle Bisutti simply responded: “I love you gurl.”

In 2016, Ramirez came out as bisexual after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, which saw 49 people killed and a further 50 wounded.

Sara Ramirez attends the celebration of ABC's TGIT Line-up held at Gracias Madre on September 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Sara Ramirez attends the celebration of ABC's TGIT Line-up held at Gracias Madre on September 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

The 44-year-old told People magazine: "Coming out publicly was something that I was afraid of because I was concerned that it would affect my career in a negative way.

"I was afraid of the discrimination I might face, not just outside Hollywood, but inside.

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"As I continued to read and hear about the countless forms of violence perpetrated against us, including the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub, an organic, incremental urgency to use my platform to empower those who are part of these communities that I’m a part of came over me in a way that I’ve never felt before.”

Ramirez joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy in 2006 and has since enjoyed roles in shows such as Madam Secretary and Disney’s Sofia the First.