‘Rollercoaster’ at Ted Talks in November 2015 (Video)

Singer, songwriter and actress Sara Ramirez is a woman of many talents. Joined by Michael Pemberton on guitar, Ramirez sings of opportunity, wisdom and the highs and lows of life in this live performance of her song, “Rollercoaster.”

Sara Ramirez criticizes ABC over ‘biphobia’ in Real O’Neals episode

Actress Sara Ramirez, known for her 10-year run on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is calling out her old network over a joke about bisexual people that she found offensive in a recent episode of The Real O’Neals.

Ramirez, who identifies as bisexual and played a bisexual character on Grey’s, tweeted Thursday that she was “truly disheartened and disappointed” by the joke, adding, “I will invest my brand where I’m respected.”

On the Jan. 17 episode of Real O’Neals, Noah Galvin’s openly gay character, Kenny, compared being bisexual to having “webbed toes” or “money problems.”

Today Ramirez tweeted a link to a Change.org petition imploring ABC to “end biphobia and bi-erasure” on the sitcom. “Words matter,” Ramirez wrote. In a subsequent tweet, she asked the network and show to “own” and “address” the joke, and to “empower our #Queer and #Bisexual youth & community w/accurate positive reflections.”

Ramirez also retweeted a Jan. 18 statement from the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG, which partnered on the episode in question. “We were so focused on the family acceptance portion of the episode that we completely missed the joke,” the statement said. “In hindsight, we should have caught it and we blew it. We should have done better and we will definitely do better next time. As allies we have a responsibility to own it when we mess up.”

Galvin also addressed the joke last month on Twitter, writing that the show “respects and loves the bi community,” and that the joke represented “a panicky teen expressing his ‘deepest fear’ which was his boyfriend leaving him for a girl.” He added, “I am sorry if we offended anyone. I hope you know our show fights for visibility and inclusivity and we will do better in the future. BUT, we also have to remember, it’s a comedy.”

ABC declined to comment on Ramirez’s criticism.

The Real O’Neals previously found itself at the center of controversy last year when Galvin gave an interview in which he disparaged Eric Stonestreet’s portrayal of a gay man on Modern Family, derided Arrow actor Colton Haynes’ decision to publicly come out as gay, and made “false and unwarranted” allegations about director Bryan Singer. Galvin publicly apologized for his remarks.

Source: http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/16/sara-ramirez-abc-real-oneals-biphobia/

Home For The Holidays – Cyndi Lauper & Friends True Colors Fund Benefit Concert

On december 3rd Sara attended the Home For The Holidays – Cyndi Lauper & Friends True Colors Fund Benefit Concert

Sara performing with Maya Jupiter – ‘I Am’

Thanx to Allison Stevens on YouTube for the video.

A Generous Gift from Sara Ramirez

Dear Friends,

I recently had the honor of visiting The San Diego LGBT Community Center, and I was so inspired by the comprehensive array of services and programs. But there was one story that really got to me. The story of Isaac and his mother, Monica, illustrates the importance of The Center and why it’s incumbent on all of us to support its tremendous work.

As a fierce mom determined to protect her transgender son, Monica found the support and resources she needed through The Center’s Nicole Murray Ramirez Latin@ Services and Project TRANS. Her son, Isaac, found other people who had transitioned and gained the hope that he could become the person he had dreamed of.

The Center was there for this amazing family as they navigated Isaac’s transition. Center staff provided information on medical resources so Isaac’s physical transition could be healthy and safe. They ensured that Monica had the resources to educate his schools, also to keep him safe. The Center was there with this family as they struggled with fears of deportation, and was there as they celebrated becoming American citizens.

A supportive, connected community can make a huge difference to all who are part of it. The San Diego LGBT Community Center provides that support and connection to thousands and thousands of people every year.

As a member of the LGBT community, as an immigrant and as someone with deep roots in San Diego, I believe the work of The Center is essential to creating a safer and more equal society. In that spirit, I am committed to supporting that work with my voice and resources. Today, I’m asking you to join me in that effort.

I will match every dollar — up to $50,000 — that is given during The Center’s end-of-year fundraising campaign.

TO DONATE: PLEASE CLICK HERE

I wholeheartedly hope you will give as generously as you can to The Center today. Together, we can make sure that The Center’s work continues to support and strengthen our precious community.

With pride,
Sara Ramirez
Artist, Actress, Activist

Source: The San Diego LGBT Community Center

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays

Cyndi Lauper is excited to announce the 6th annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert on Saturday, December 3 at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre in support of the True Colors Fund’s work to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. For the past five years, this concert has played to sold out audiences of over 2,800 each year and welcomed performers like P!nk, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Jason Mraz, 50 Cent, Boy George, Natalie Maines, Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield, Rosie O’Donnell, Adam Lambert, Norah Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, Lou Reed, Alan Cumming, Wanda Sykes, and many more. Home for the Holidays has quickly become the signature event for Cyndi’s True Colors Fund and provides a significant source of funding towards fulfilling the organization’s mission.

Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund works nationally to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Through a broad continuum of public engagement, public policy, youth collaboration, research, and community organizing programs, the True Colors Fund is creating a world in which young people can be their true selves. 100 percent of the net proceeds from the concert will support the True Colors Fund’s programs.

Read more here and get tickets here

‘Elena and the Secret of Avalor’ special movie event

Next month the Disney Channel will air “Elena and the Secret of Avalor,” which will be a special television movie event that will premiere as a special simulcast on November 20, 2016. The special will start at 7pm on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and a few new voices are joining the cast for the event.

The TV movie tells the backstory of how Elena was imprisoned in her magical amulet by the evil sorceress Shuriki, voiced by legendary actress Jane Fonda, and eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia. Elena’s anthem “My Time,” performed by Aimee Carrero (voice of Princess Elena), makes its debut in the special TV movie.

For 2016 to date, “Elena of Avalor” and “Sofia the First” have reached 75 million Total Viewers, generated 51 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel/Disney Junior apps, and rank among the Top 5 animated cable TV series in Kids 2-11 and across kids cable networks in Total Viewers. Furthermore, “Sofia the First” is the No. 1 cable TV series among Girls 2-5.

On October 18, Disney Publishing will release a hardcover picture book titled “Elena of Avalor: Elena and the Secret of Avalor,” which is available for pre-order on sites like Amazon.com.

In addition to Carrero and Fonda, the voice cast includes: Ariel Winter as Sofia; Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Ana Ortiz as Rafa; Darcy Rose Byrnes as Princess Amber; Tyler Merna as Prince James; Travis Willingham as King Roland; Barbara Dirickson as Flora; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando.

“Elena and the Secret of Avalor” combines the creative teams from “Sofia the First” and “Elena of Avalor.” The TV movie was written by Craig Gerber and directed by Jamie Mitchell, both of whom serve as executive producers. John Kavanaugh serves as songwriter/music director and Kevin Kliesch is the composer.

Source: The Slanted via Sara Ramirez Daily

Videos: Loserville Interviews from LA Premiere


(Sara is featured at the 2 min mark and 4:24 min mark)

Source: Chelsea’s Channel and HOLLYWOOD FIRST LOOK FEATURES

Videos: Sara singing a new original song

Once again we’ve been blessed with Sara’s amazing voice. This time with an original song she co-wrote. The performance is from Cyndi Lauper’s #DamnGala event.


Source: Front Line Row Ent. and HeelyQueen

True Colors ’40 to None Summit’: Sara comes out as bisexual

Sara held a speech at the True Colors ’40 to None Summit’, a two-day conversation that addresses LGBT youth homelessness across the country, on Saturday morning in Los Angeles, where she came out as bisexual.

Pictures: Loserville premiere in New York

Another premiere for the movie ‘Loserville’ – This time in New York.

Sara’s little sister Carla also shared a picture.

You can pre-order the movie here and see the trailer here.

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