Balanced documentation or depictions of such relationships will lead to more understanding in the population in general, and move us towards relationship rights and full marriage equality for all. There are two concerns that always arise with these requests, however:
1. Will the article/program/documentary actually be balanced or favorable, rather than misleading or negative?
2. Will the lovers who participate be able to do so without bringing further discrimination into their lives?
I do not tell anyone else whether or not to cooperate with these requests. Every set of lovers must decide for themselves what, if anything, they will do in response to these requests. With that in mind, here's the latest information...
Charlotte Evans email@example.com
I'm wondering if you might be able to help me.
I'm contacting you from a London based TV Documentary production company, who have been asked by Channel 4 to develop a show on Genetic Sexual Attraction as part of their landmark Cutting Edge series.
Basically I'm looking for British couples in consanguineous sexual relationships who would be willing to talk about their experiences on camera.
It would not be necessary to identify where these couples live, or for them to still be resident in the UK.
Obviously I appreciate there are a myriad of reasons why people might be reluctant to come forward, but our intention would be to explore all aspects of the situation from a measured, thoughtful and extremely sympathetic stand point.
Any help you could give in terms of pointing me in the right direction, or putting me in touch with people who might be able to help would be greatly appreciated.
Double Act Productions Ltd
0207 733 0261
I wrote back to her an clarified if she wants GSA relationships only, or if she would be interested in, for example, siblings who fell in love as they matured together. Her response...
I would be grateful to hear from any consanguineous couple who would be willing to share their story on camera.
There's the information. Do with it what you will.