Alicia Roth Weigel is a writer, speaker, and change agent, working to improve the landscape for marginalized populations in the South and worldwide.
In this clip, Roth Weigel comes out as intersex to the Texas Senate to fight against the passing of discriminatory legislation.
“At this point, I had not told my brother, my best friends, and people who have known me my whole life that I’m intersex. On the way to the Capitol is when I called my mom. And I was like, ‘I’m going to come out today.'”
In Focus Features’ new documentary Every Body, Roth Weigel, Sean Saifa Wall and River Gallo tell their stories of growing up intersex and the shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries they endured all their life.
Watch this exclusive clip now and see Every Body only in theaters June 30.
About Every Body
“Every Body is a revelatory exploration of the lives of intersex people. The film tells the stories of three individuals who have moved from childhoods marked by shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries to thriving adulthoods after each decided to set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves. Actor and screenwriter River Gallo (they/them), political consultant Alicia Roth Weigel (she/they), and Ph.D. student Sean Saifa Wall (he/him) are now leaders in a fast-growing global movement advocating for greater understanding of the intersex community and an end to unnecessary surgeries. Woven into the story is a stranger-than-fiction case of medical abuse, featuring exclusive footage from the NBC News archives, which helps explain the modern-day treatment of intersex people.”
The film is directed by Julie Cohen (RBG) and produced by Tommy Nguyen and Molly O’Brien.
Additional Resources on the Intersex Community
- interConnect (formerly AIS-DSD SG)
- The Intersex Justice Project
- The Interface Project
- Intersex Campaign for Equality
- The Houston Intersex Society
- The American Association for Klinefelter Syndrome Information and Support
- Beautiful You MRKH Foundation
- Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
- Club Intersex
- Egale Canada
- FedUp Fighting Eating Disorders
- Gender Spectrum
- Genetic.org (47XXY/Klinefelters)
- Los Angeles LGBT Center
- Turner Syndrome Society of the US