I have been asked to help a nationally syndicated talk show find individuals who identify as transgender men who are interested in being part of it. I sometimes agree to do this because I can then add my disclaimer about being on a talk show as well as encourage people to take the time to pause and think more deeply about this.
Here is my disclaimer: I want people who are considering going on TV to really think about your own feelings of safety, feelings of confidence and your support systems. If you choose to contact a talk show and agree to go on, know that you do not have control of what questions will be asked, how a live audience will respond and how your answers may come off on television. Know that when you are on national television, you are then out, your identity and private life will be accessible to the public. If you choose to be on television, I just ask that you consider why you want to do it, and how you may feel after it is done. Lastly, if you are contacted by a producer of a show, ask them the questions of who is the host, how is your show filmed, are we in front of a live audience, does this show operate on surprise tactics, will I know the questions asked before going on. Just know that you can prepare yourself, but once you go in front of the camera that sense of being prepared will be taken away by the energy of the TV show.
Here is what the show is seeking:
“The host of the show is Trisha Goddard (www.Trishatv.com) It is a conflict/resolution show and the dates we are looking at are 8/22 & 8/23.
We are looking for an older teen - younger 20’something who has not yet gone through transition, maybe has some conflict with a family member who just doesn’t understand what is going on inside of them physically & mentally and needs to be educated.
We are also looking for a couple in which one spouse has made the transition. They are married, possibly have kids and can tell us what it is like family & community wise when people learn of one of them being transgender.
We are also looking for someone who has recently gone through the transition and is having some “growing pains” adjusting to the hormones and how they affect you mentally and physically. “
If you are interested in taking part in this show, please contact Catt at 203-905-6557 or email@example.com