Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has told fans they identify as non-binary on Instagram, and will use the pronouns ‘she’ and ‘they’.
The actor, 44, who played Callie Torres in the medical series from 2006 until 2016, shared a selfie and told their followers: ‘New profile pic.
‘In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl. All. Neither. #nonbinary’.
Updating their Instagram profile, Sara informed fans that the pronouns they wish to use are ‘she/they’.
Sara was supported by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Peppermint, who shared her joy at the news being public.
Peppermint wrote: ‘I HOPE that sharing news articles about my friend’s identity isn’t inappropriate but I’m so so so so so so so proud and happy!
‘Sara has ALWAYS been THE ONE when it comes to gender and sexuality and poc representation. Let’s shower them with all the love!’
Sara had chosen to come out as bisexual in 2016 following the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
They said at the time: ‘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.’
They chose to go public in order to use their platform to ‘empower those who are part of these communities that I’m a part of’, following the tragic events.
Sara added: ‘Coming out publicly has given me a sense of relief. It’s been a form of liberation for me to own all of my identities so that I no longer feel the need to hold back or hide any parts of myself when I walk through any threshold in life.’
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