Greetings. This is a call out to couples currently in a relationship in which one member of the couple is trans, and expecting to begin transition soon. I serve as an advisor to a television series that is hoping to find a handful of couples to participate in an ongoing series of programs on transition for couples. If you are interested in being part of this, please make yourself known to me by writing via firstname.lastname@example.org. I will put you in touch with the producers.
I will share with you the request that the producers have made to me for casting: “we need married couples who currently present as a heterosexual couple. The trans individual must have already told their spouse that they identify as trans (since we need to interview both of them), but ideally, it should be a fairly new revelation.”
If you’re anything like me, you’ll feel a swiftly-developing sense of disappointment that the casting relies so heartily at first on hetero couples, and that transition is defined so narrowly. I am using my influence as best I can to bend the show in the direction of something more diverse and less binary. In the meantime, however, the request from the producers is what it is, and I am only a counsellor to this show, not the person or the network making it. If you want to proceed, let me know and I will put you in touch with them directly and you can make your own choices, preferably with your eyes wide open.
Sound fair? Let me know.