Actress and activist Sara Ramirez gave a powerful speech about bisexual and pansexual visibility while accepting the Trailblazer Award from the New York LGBT Center.
Ramirez – who appeared for over a decade as Dr. Callie Torres on the television drama Grey’s Anatomy – is set to make her first appearance on Madam Secretary next Sunday as political strategist Kat Sandoval.
A year and a half after exiting ABC’s Shonda Rhimes-created Grey’s Anatomy, Sara Ramirez has booked her return to television. The actress and activist has joined the cast of CBS’ fourth-year drama Madam Secretary.
Ramirez announced on Twitter that she will be premiering a new character named Kat Sandoval on Madame Secretary this November.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ramirez’s new character is, “a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department.”
The role is Ramirez’s first post-Shondaland part and comes after she spent 10 years playing fan-favorite Dr. Callie Torres, who was part of a groundbreaking gay couple.
Ramirez is best known for starring as Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy for more than a decade, exiting in 2016 at the end of season 12 amid contract negotiations for the main cast members.
Hope for the actress to return to the long-running medical drama seemed to diminish after Ramirez called out ABC over an offensive joke about bisexual people during an episode of The Real O’Neals.
In addition to playing a bisexual character on Grey’s, Ramirez also identifies as bisexual.
We can’t wait to see what Kat Sandoval has in store for us.
Gillian Anderson goes as the iconic David Bowie in Starz series American Gods. Gillian has previously personified Lucille Ball in the show.
Cara Delevingne & Dane DeHaan star in brand new trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian
The final trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets indicates the film will take cinema goers on a spectacular visual adventure.
Set in the 28th century, it sees Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne play Valerian and Laureline, two special operatives charged with keeping order in space’s human territories, dispatched on a mission to the multi-cultural metropolis Alpha.
It’s there that a dark force threatens to destroy the peaceful existence of Alpha, known as the City of a Thousand Planets, where species from across the universe converge to share knowledge, intelligence, and culture.
Tegan and Sara are going to be a part of Mothership Women’s Festival this year.
Rachel Maddow was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week, where she talked about the President’s latest trip.
Greys Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez is set to star in Mary Lambert’s new music video Know Your Name.
New star of Wentworth, Daniielle Alexis, has come out as a trans woman.
In an interview with Woman’s Day, Daniielle Alexis said
“I can finally say that name and feel safe that I’m not about to get teased. I have lived in silence for over 12 years.”
Sara Ramirez – who is best known for playing the proud bisexual character Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy – came out as bisexual while giving a speech at the 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles, this weekend.
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, and that support our youth in owning their own complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to.”
Ramirez, 41, previously played the role of Dr. Callie Thorne, who also identified as bisexual, on the medical drama. On the series, she initially played the love interest and eventual wife to George O’Malley (T.R. Knight).
The actress left the hit ABC medical drama after 10 years this past May.
Watch her full remarks below.
Actress Sara Ramirez Comes Out As Bisexual And Queer In Powerful Speech
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