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Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez makes a powerful statement about her sexuality

Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has made a powerful statement about her sexuality, coming out as bisexual during her speech at the True Colors Fund's "40 to None" Summit in LA.

In her speech, Ramirez explained: "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 colour, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, immigrant, and raised by families heavily rooted in Catholicism on both my Mexican & 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," she explained.

Sara Ramirez & Jessica Capshaw in Grey's Anatomy S11E01: 'I Must Have Lost It On the Wind'

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She later posted the powerful quote on Twitter and Instagram, writing: "#40ToNoneSummit #SpeakingMyTruth! Will post full video of speech soon! #ThankYou @TrueColorsFund #WomanOfColor#Bisexual #Queer #Immigrant"

Following her moving decision to come out mid-speech, Ramirez told The Huffington Post in an email that it was a "very organic and natural" decision.

"It made sense for me at this time as it was one piece of a larger context I was communicating," she added.

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