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Sara Ramirez Confirms That They Are Nonbinary

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez, known widely for their role on Grey's Anatomy, but who certainly had been making their name prior to that, has quietly updated the world with a note regarding their gender. 

"New profile pic," they wrote. The new photo feature Ramirez in a t-shirt, their head shaved on the sides — the style is a signature for the actor. "In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither." They ended the post with the hashtag nonbinary as well as a series of hearts in the colors of the Nonbinary Flag. 

As Autostraddle, who first reported the news, notes Ramirez had previously updated their pronouns on Twitter and Instagram. The pronouns they utilize are she/they. No one quite knows when this update happened but its been that way for a while. But now, Ramirez has also included "non-binary human" in their bio. 

Ramirez previously came out as bisexual in 2016. The news came seven years after Callie Torres, the role she played on Grey's Anatomy, came out to her father as bisexual. But, in the wake of the Pulse massacre, Ramirez felt the need to open about their own personal life. The star told People Magazine that they had previously feared coming out in that it might impact their career. 

But things changed. “As the years went by, and as the political climate intensified, and 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," they said.

“Coming out publicly has given me a sense of relief." Hopefully, this new milestone in their life provides the same. 

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