Why is the intersex community particularly hidden? Why does the medical profession treat their intermediate birth sex as a shameful “defect?” Today host Esty Dinur spoke with Dr. Michelle Forcier, UW-Milwaukee LGBT Coordinator and professor Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello, and “Double Exposure” author Bridget Birdsall about trans and intersex people.
Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello is a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and coordinator of the LGBT+ Studies Program. He is intersex, assigned female at firth, and transitioned to male. In addition he writes the public blogs The Intersex Roadshow and TransFusion.
Dr. Michelle Forcier is a pediatrician at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Bridget Birdsall is an author and inspirational speaker based in Madison. Her book, “Double Exposure,” tells the story of an intersex teen athlete that brings to light complex gender issues, teenage insecurities, and overcoming all obstacles.