“Dr. Callie Torres came into our lives dancing it out in her underwear almost a decade ago, and I could not be happier or more proud of her journey. Sara Ramirez’s performance inspired me as well as millions of fans each week,” said her boss, writer and creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes.
Dr. Torres always followed her heart, whether it was when her rich father decided to cut her off financially upon learning that she was bisexual or jumping from male to female lovers throughout the ten years she was on the show. She also married her wife and divorced her while raising their child together. During this last season, she and Arizona took viewers inside a terrible child custody battle, something that rarely is seen on TV.
The LGBT community loves Ramirez because this show has shined light on various LGBT issues. “I’m always going to support the LGBT community and equal rights for the LGBT community,” said Ramirez to Latina. “That’s going to be with me till the day I die and beyond. I mean, that’s just what it is!” She even started a foundation in 2009 in honor of her best friend Al D. Rodriguez, a gay actor that died of cancer.
She was also a badass doctor that never sat back and watched, but instead took nearly impossible cases where you really felt her passion for her work.
Plus she also has some mean pipes! Remember this episode: